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mi·nor-league

(mī′nər-lēg′)
adj.
1. Sports Relating or belonging to a minor league.
2. Of subordinate position or importance: a minor-league politician.
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minor-league

adjective
Below another in standing or importance:
Informal: smalltime.
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minor-league

[maɪnəʳˈliːg] CPD minor-league baseball N (US) → béisbol m de liga menor
minor-league criminals NPLcriminales mpl de segundo orden, criminales mpl de segunda
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Agreed to terms with RHP Luis Ortiz to a minor-league contract.
For Valdez, who is a long shot to make the Dodgers' Opening Day roster but is out of minor-league options, spring training is as much about impressing scouts from other clubs as it is about impressing Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti and manager Grady Little.
When, in November 1998, Mike Ellis announced plans to relocate his minor-league baseball team to Missoula, a group of local investors and baseball enthusiasts promised to build a riverfront stadium for the rookie club.
Minor-league outposts include such places as Harrisburg, Pa.
By November 20, each club must set its 40-man roster and submit reserve lists for all major and minor-league levels (See Minor League Rosters).
Outfielder Todd Donovan and infielder Jared Sandberg agreed to minor-league contracts with the Texas Rangers.
Carey, who has been either a minor-league manager or major-league coach for Colorado since the Rockies' inception in 1993, is expected to be named the Dodgers' new minor-league field coordinator pending a background check.
Also, in a more surprising move, the Dodgers acquired more infield depth with they picked up shortstop Julio Lugo from Tampa Bay in exchange for minor-league prospects Joel Guzman and Sergio Pedroza.
But when the Dodgers signed Martinez to a minor-league deal last month - and given the fact neither Colletti nor Little was around for Robles' emergence last season - it was clear Robles would have to earn his spot all over again, especially considering he has minor-league options.
Some of them will be receiving salaries as low as $18,000 for the five-month, minor-league season.
The Dodgers put what probably was the final touch on their spring-training roster Monday, signing veteran reliever Brian Meadows, a right-hander, to a minor-league contract and inviting him to big-league camp.
The Dodgers have signed veteran catcher and former World Series MVP Pat Borders to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training, but the move isn't nearly as significant as it sounds.