Victor Sanchez, one of the Mariners' top young pitching prospects, is off to a hot start in the Venezuelan Winter League. The 19-year-old right-hander out of Rio Chico, Venezuela, has posted a 2.00 ERA with the Leones del Caracas while allowing two earned runs on five hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in nine innings
A baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. So are many baseball careers. Catcher Rene Rivera spent more than a decade bouncing around before finding a home and putting together a career year with the Padres in 2014.
Jerome Williams made enough of a positive impression on the Phillies that they are bringing him back next season. The team announced Tuesday evening that they signed Williams to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, plus performance bonuses.
Jordan Smith's RBI double with one out in the 11th inning Saturday snapped Peoria's seven-game winless streak in the Arizona Fall League. Until turning around on the Javelinas' rally, however, the game had been a showcase of Pirates pitching prospects.
Raisel Iglesias, a highly touted Cuban right-hander signed by the Reds in June, made his first appearance stateside Monday when he pitched a scoreless inning in the Arizona Fall League.