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Fans stand above the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen before a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMNI COUNT AT 55 IN MLB ORGANIZATIONS AS SPRING TRAINING KICKS OFF

By Bob Wirz If anyone ever doubts the American Association is making major contributions to the playing talent in major league organizations they only need to study rosters throughout the American and National Leagues.  While new names seem to be added each month, some 55 players–that is an average of well over four per American […]

SAINTS PITCHER SOLTER PICKED UP BY CLEVELAND INDIANS

SAINTS PITCHER SOLTER PICKED UP BY CLEVELAND INDIANS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The St. Paul Saints have sold the contact of RHP Matt Solter to the Cleveland Indians organization, the American Association announced. Solter is the tenth player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 30th player since the start of the 2018 season. Solter was 3-5 […]

FOUR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION UMPIRES EARN PROMOTIONS TO AFFILIATED BASEBALL

FOUR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION UMPIRES EARN PROMOTIONS TO AFFILIATED BASEBALL

MOORHEAD, MINN. – Four members for the 2018 American Association umpire staff have been offered positions in affiliated Minor League Baseball leagues for the 2019 season. Umpires Lane Cullipher, Jacob McConnell, Guillermo (Memo) Rodriguez and Jesse Segura were each offered positions following 2019 Umpire Advanced Evaluation Course in Vero Beach, Fla. (Pictured L-R: Memo Rodriguez, […]

FIFTEEN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMS SET FOR BIG LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING

FIFTEEN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMS SET FOR BIG LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING

By Bob Wirz Let the fun begin. By this time next week major league spring training camps will be open, and the presence of the American Association once again will be felt.  The most visible part is the players, of course, and no less than 15 of those who have thrilled fans in the first […]

DYKSTRA LATEST EXPLORER HURLER HEADED BACK TO MLB ORGANIZATION, PURCHASED BY REDS

DYKSTRA LATEST EXPLORER HURLER HEADED BACK TO MLB ORGANIZATION, PURCHASED BY REDS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Sioux City Explorers have sold the contract of RHP James Dykstra to the Cincinnati Reds organization, the American Association announced. Dykstra is the ninth player from the American Association to have his contract sold in 2019, and the 29th player since the start of the 2018 season. Dykstra was 9-4 with […]

FORMER T-BONES PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN TOMMY THRALL JOINING CINCINNATI REDS BROADCAST TEAM

FORMER T-BONES PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN TOMMY THRALL JOINING CINCINNATI REDS BROADCAST TEAM

By Bob Wirz Tommy Thrall is living the dream of every baseball intern. The Smithville, MO native is a legitimate major leaguer, making the long climb from an internship with the Kansas City T-Bones back in 2004. Now 34, Thrall is the newest member of the Cincinnati Reds’ radio broadcast team alongside regulars Marty Brennaman, […]

NUNN MOVES FROM SAINTS TO TEXAS RANGERS

NUNN MOVES FROM SAINTS TO TEXAS RANGERS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The St. Paul Saints have sold the contract of LHP Chris Nunn to the Texas Rangers organization, the American Association announced. Nunn is the eighth player from the American Association to have his contract sold in 2019, and the 28th player since the start of the 2018 season. Nunn was 7-3 with […]

PAIR FOR FORMER LEAGUE STARS BACK WITH MLB ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2019

PAIR FOR FORMER LEAGUE STARS BACK WITH MLB ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2019

By Bob Wirz It is no secret major league teams look far and wide for playing talent, sometimes taking a gamble on someone who might appear to be a long shot. Baltimore, which the baseball world knows is trying to recover from a disastrous 2018 season, has done so with a second pitcher within a […]

MILKMEN'S EWING HAS CONTRACT SOLD TO MILWAUKEE BREWERS

MILKMEN’S EWING HAS CONTRACT SOLD TO MILWAUKEE BREWERS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Milwaukee Milkmen have sold the contract of C Skyler Ewing to the Milwaukee Brewers organization, the American Association announced. Ewing is the seventh American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 27th since the start of the 2018 season. Ewing was traded […]

SAINTS ALL-STAR CATCHER O'CONNER CATCHES ON WITH WHITE SOX

SAINTS ALL-STAR CATCHER O’CONNER CATCHES ON WITH WHITE SOX

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The St. Paul Saints have sold the contract of C Justin O’Conner to the Chicago White Sox organization, the American Association announced. O’Conner is the sixth American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 26th since the start of the 2018 season. (Photo […]