Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

The Angels have signed outfielder Scott Schebler on a minor league deal, bringing in a player who hit 30 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, a source confirmed Saturday. Schebler, 30, has continued bouncing around in the majors for parts of six years, with the Dodgers, Reds and Atlanta Braves. He had only one … Read more

Dodgers add former All-Star closer A.J. Ramos on minor-league deal

Dodgers add former All-Star closer A.J. Ramos on minor-league deal

The Dodgers have added a former All-Star closer to their player pool. The team reached agreement on a minor-league contract with right-hander A.J. Ramos. The deal is not official yet but Ramos is expected to join the Summer Camp workouts this weekend. Ramos, 33, has not pitched in the major leagues since May 2018 and … Read more

Matt Kemp to sign minor-league deal with Rockies

Matt Kemp to sign minor-league deal with Rockies

In the wake of Ian Desmond’s decision to opt out of the 2020 season, the Rockies have agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran slugger Matt Kemp, The Denver Post has confirmed. The Rockies have not officially announced the signing. Bob Nightengale of USA Today first reported the news. Kemp spent spring training with the … Read more

Saunders: MLB’s five-round draft is another blow for minor-league baseball

Saunders: MLB’s five-round draft is another blow for minor-league baseball

Minor league baseball – the dreams it inspires, the smaller cities it embraces, and the talent it develops for major league teams – are undergoing seismic changes. The coronavirus pandemic accelerates that change. Friday broke the news that Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft for 2020 from 40 to just five rounds. It … Read more