Former minor leaguer who inspired ‘Bull Durham’ movie dies at 80 due to complications from coronavirus

Steve Dalkowski, a former minor league pitcher who had a legendary and erratic fastball, and served as the inspiration Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham,” has died. He was 80 years old. Dalkowski died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, according to the Associated Press, after preexisting conditions Read more

Minor League Baseball will accept MLB proposal that could cut more than 40 teams, report says

Minor League Baseball is prepared to accept a proposal from Major League Baseball, which includes drastically cutting the number of affiliated minor-league teams, J.J. Cooper of Baseball America reports. The proposal is part of negotiations for a new Professional Baseball Agreement. More from Cooper: When MLB and MiLB negotiators convene Read more

Oakland Athletics minor league manager taken off ventilator as he recovers from coronavirus

Webster Garrison, a former major-league player and current minor-league manager with the Oakland Athletics, has resumed breathing completely on his own and no longer requires a ventilator as he continues to recover from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), his fiance, Nikki Trudeaux wrote on Twitter. Garrison has been hospitalized with COVID-19 Read more

Shin-Soo Choo donates $1,000 to every Rangers minor leaguer during coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to change as the Read more

Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for coronavirus, team quarantines all MiLB players for two weeks

An unnamed Yankees prospect has tested positive for coronavirus. The team confirmed the diagnosis to multiple reporters, including MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch on Sunday. The player, who is in the minor leagues, became the first known MLB-affiliated player to test positive for the virus that was recently declared a global pandemic by the Read more

Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for coronavirus, becomes first MLB-affiliated player diagnosed

An unnamed Yankees prospect has tested positive for coronavirus. The team confirmed the diagnosis to multiple reporters, including MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch. The player, who is in the minor leagues, became the first known MLB-affiliated player to test positive for the virus that was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Read more