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A member of a minor-league team, especially a minor-league baseball player.
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Minor-leaguer Tony Santillan is the No.2 pitching prospect in the Reds' system, according to (http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018?list=cin) MLB Pipeline .
Having a strong need for pitching staff Yankees have recently traded the First Baseman Tyler Austin and Minor-Leaguer Luis Rijo to Twins in exchange for Right-hander Pitcher Lance Lynn an hour after sendoff of Adam Warren to Mariners.
The offense was quieted by a career minor-leaguer, wasting a stellar outing by Alex Wood.
In the 1970s, Lynn was a minor-leaguer for 11/2 seasons, but Carlton Fisk, Rice and Dwight Evans all spent 3-plus seasons on the farm and Rick Burleson was there for four years.
So looking back, the most recent deal that involved non-players was the White Sox and the Marlins with Ozzie Guillen going to the Marlins in exchange for Osvaldo Martinez and minor-leaguer Jahn Marinez.
--Los Angeles Dodger minor-leaguer Terry Tiffee of North Little Rock said of his performance with the bronze-medal winning Olympic baseball team.
The guy just torched pitching at all levels--.429 on-base percentage and .514 slugging percentage as a minor-leaguer entering this season.
Laced as they are with the occasional sophomoric joke or bad pun (of Cleveland outfielder Grady Sizemore: "It's not your Sizemore but how you use him"), more often they bless the reader with pithy descriptions and juicy tidbits of information (who knew that Pirates' minor-leaguer Adam Boeve's name rhymes with groovy?).
Pitcher Adonis Medina was pegged as the No.64 minor-leaguer. Twenty-four-year-old pitcher Zach Eflin is also a possible trade chip after going 11-8 with a 4.36 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 128 innings last season.
NEW YORK -- Mets minor-leaguer Tim Tebow is set for hand surgery today, dashing his hopes of playing in the majors this year.
The Yankees also dealt infielder Brandon Drury and a minor-leaguer to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for starter J.A.
MESA -- The Cubs have had "internal discussions" about raising the pay of their minor leaguers, team president Theo Epstein said after the Toronto Blue Jays announced 50-percent raises for their minor-leaguers early this week.