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Complex League award winners and All-Stars

Avina, Rodriguez and Olivar claim Rookie-level MVP honors
November 11, 2022

Minor League Baseball revealed its end-of-season award winners and All-Stars for each of the Rookie-level Complex Leagues. While the Arizona Complex League, Dominican Summer League and Florida Complex League are all of the short-season variety, their value to a player's development is no less important. In the ACL, Milwaukee's Jace

Fernandez returning to lead ACL Dodgers in 2023

Dorn, Gailen, Chavez to serve as hitting coaches for LA's Phoenix-based squad
February 8, 2023

Jair Fernandez will return to lead the Dodgers' Arizona Complex League team in 2023 after the organization revealed its Minor League coaching staffs on Feb. 7. Fernandez, a former catcher who played in the Minors from 2005-2013, led the ACL Dodgers to a 25-29 record last season in the ACL

Ray to manage Padres' ACL squad in 2023

Monzon, Price, Rosales join San Diego's Arizona staff as pitching coaches
February 9, 2023

Lukas Ray will return to manage the Padres' Arizona Complex League team after guiding the rookie-level affiliate to 29 wins last summer. Ray, who joined San Diego in 2021 as a fielding coach and then took over as ACL Padres manager in 2022, will be joined by pitching coaches Yoel

2022 Rookie-level playoffs coverage

FCL Yankees, ACL Giants Black take home titles in final games
August 29, 2022

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Around the Minors: The week of Aug. 22-28

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
August 28, 2022

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Around the Minors: The week of Aug. 15-21

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
August 22, 2022

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Hernandez leads Rangers to AZL title

19-year-old catching prospect hits second postseason homer
August 30, 2019

It took seven years, but the Rangers are back on top of the Arizona League.Behind Heriberto Hernandez, who homered for the second night in a row and doubled, the Rangers toppled the Indians Blue, 7-2, to sweep their way to the championship on Friday at Surprise Stadium. They rolled to

Santiago, Rangers win AZL Finals opener

Southpaw allows just a single over six innings in two-hit shutout
August 29, 2019

It may have been his first start in nearly a month, but Manuel Santiago set the tone for the Arizona League Rangers in the first game of the Finals. The 19-year-old southpaw allowed one hit over six frames as Texas' Rookie-level affiliate romped past Indians Blue, 10-0, in Game 1 of

Tena takes Indians Blue to AZL Finals

Cleveland's No. 25 prospect notches three hits, drives in one
August 28, 2019

Jose Tena might only be 18 years old, but he's already come up big in a playoff game.Cleveland's No. 25 prospect collected three hits, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored as the Rookie-level AZL Indians Blue eliminated the AZL Padres 2, 12-1, in Wednesday's league semifinal at

Wendzel helps AZL Rangers reach semis

Rangers first-round pick scores twice on perfect day at plate
August 27, 2019

Davis Wendzel had less than a week of professional experience coming into the Rookie-level Arizona League playoffs, but he helped his team advance Tuesday..In just his fifth professional game, Texas' No. 9 prospect went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the Rangers' 5-3 win over the Dodgers

Padres' Abrams leads AZL All-Stars

San Diego's first-round pick matches hype, earns MVP
August 26, 2019

It didn't take long for CJ Abrams to prove too advanced for the Rookie-level Arizona League, and despite not having played there in over three weeks, the sixth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft accomplished plenty in his 32 games on the's No. 46 prospect was named Most

Padres land Trammell in blockbuster deal

No. 30 overall prospect moved in deal involving Reds, Indians
July 30, 2019

With the countdown getting ever closer to the Trade Deadline, Taylor Trammell is heading west in a three-team blockbuster. Baseball's No. 30 overall prospect was shipped from the Reds and landed with the Padres in the deal that involved Cincinnati acquiring hurler Trevor Bauer and the Indians getting five players, including

Rangers' Jung has debut to remember

First-round pick homers in first at-bat, adds two singles
July 11, 2019

It's the first of what Josh Jung hopes will be many successful steps as he begins his professional career, but what a step it was.Texas' top pick in last month's Draft homered in his first Minor League at-bat and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lead

Dodgers hang on, win AZL championship

Four-run fifth inning holds up for first crown in seven years
September 1, 2018

For the first time since 2011, the Dodgers are champions of the Arizona League.Sauryn Lao delivered a two-run triple in a four-run fifth inning that lifted the Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the Cubs at Sloan Park in the decisive third game of the AZL Championship Series."We have an