Minor League Minutes: 2/13/18

It’s official – Spring Training is finally here!! 

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Minor League News

Royals pick up Indy League arm, sign Jacob Condra-Bogan

Condra-Bogan works on the mound with a lofty frame, standing at 6’3″ 225 lbs. His fastball comes with heat, reaching the mid-to-upper 90s with his fastball. He also features a slider that works 83-86 and a changeup that sits 80-84.

Check out the Royals Farm Report Prospect Watch Index and get up to date on all the Royals non-roster invitees and more.

Meet your non-roster invitees to Royals spring training

Single game tickets for the Wilmington Blue Rocks go on sale on Monday February 19.

Celebrate this Presidents’ Day by purchasing individual tickets for the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ 2018 season during the organization’s annual “Blue Monday” Ticket Sales Extravaganza. Opening Day ticket prices will be set by the temperature at 8 a.m. on the morning of February 19. There will also be refreshments, prizes and discounts at the Quarry Team Store.

Join the Omaha Storm Chasers Taste and Tour event and get opening day tickets for $5

MLB News

Kelvin Herrera not worried about being traded.

The salary obligation could turn Herrera into a possible trade chip as the Royals seek to curb spending and gain future assets at the start of a rebuilding process. For Herrera, this reality came into focus in January when he watched the team trade relievers Scott Alexander, Joakim Soria and Ryan Buchter in two separate deals

Shaun Newkirk from Royals Review says: Don’t waste Hunter Dozier at first base.

The Royals candidates for first base might as bleak, with the decision being between the aforementioned Dozier and Cuthbert, alongside Samir Duenez, and Ryan O’Hearn (who should be playing there). The issue being here that Dozier is being given strong consideration (per reports) as being the de facto winner for first base if Hosmer doesn’t re-sign.

Flanny tells us about the Royals retired numbers on display in Surprise.

A while back our Drew Osborne took a look at how The Royals Have Rebuilt Their Pitching.

Could the MLB draft or an MLB game be coming to Omaha, NE the home of the Storm Chasers and the College World Series?

While having a game in Omaha a couple of days before the CWS in 2018 seems like a long shot for now, 2019 looks more doable, assuming MLB, the City of Omaha, ESPN and others can work out the logistics. It’s something we’re hearing MLB definitely wants to do, sooner rather than later.

Wanna take a guess as to what is in Denny Matthews box?

Baseball Hobby News

Shohei Ohtani Signed Cards Coming to 2018 Bowman.

Babe Ruth’s All American jersey hits the auction block.

Royals Game used balls, batting helmets, hats and bats up for bid at Royals Auctions.

Other News

Vote for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on USA Today’s top 10 best sports attractions.

As of the writing of this the US has four medals in the 2018 Olympics.

Don’t tell Peter Moylan this but according to one professor Australia is not a country.

Worlds strangest: Worlds tallest man and worlds shortest woman hang out in Egypt.

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