the minors


US, informal
: the minor leagues of baseball
He spent his entire career in the minors.

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Recent Examples on the Web The versatile 20-year-old started a couple of game at short for the Rays after he was called up and has started 41 games at the position in the minors. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The Orioles also had a shortstop who could have possibly helped the Marlins in Joey Ortiz (a .286 career hitter in the minors), but Baltimore ultimately decided to send Ortiz and pitcher D.J. Hall to Milwaukee for three-time All-Star pitcher Corbin Burnes. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 15 Feb. 2024 The biggest thing the 22-year-old Beckman has been working on in the minors is playing a complete game. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, 6 Feb. 2024 The new Marlins regime is interested in seeing how catcher Will Banfield progresses after by far his best offensive season in the minors. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 Robbie, though, survived and thrived in the minors by posting a 2.88 ERA over three seasons. Drew Davison -, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 Krehbiel, a key part of Baltimore’s bullpen in 2022 who spent most of 2023 in the minors, elected free agency at the end of last season. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 17 Jan. 2024 He got roughed up by the Rangers in his major league debut May 3 and later was sent down to the minors twice before rejoining the Diamondbacks. Brooks Warren, The Courier-Journal, 8 Jan. 2024 Drafted first overall by Tampa Bay in the 1999, he was suspended numerous times in the minors for drug use and didn’t make the majors until 2007 with Cincinnati. Chuck Murr, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 See More

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“The minors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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