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CANARIES' SMITH RETURNING TO CLEVELAND INDIANS ORGANIZATION

CANARIES’ SMITH RETURNING TO CLEVELAND INDIANS ORGANIZATION

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Sioux Falls Canaries have sold the contract of OF Jordan Smith to the Cleveland Indians, the American Association announced today. Smith is the fifth player to have his contact sold to a Major League organization in 2019 and the 25th since the start of the 2018 American Association season. (Photo Credit: […]

AIRHOGS' MATZEK HEADS BACK TO AFFILIATED BALL WITH DIAMONDBACKS

AIRHOGS’ MATZEK HEADS BACK TO AFFILIATED BALL WITH DIAMONDBACKS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Texas AirHogs have sold the contract of LHP Tyler Matzek to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the American Association announced. Matzek is the third player to have his contract sold to a Major League organization from the American Association in 2019, and 23rd since the beginning of the 2018 season. (Photo Credit: Texas […]

TRIO OF ALUMNI, LED BY CUBS' RYAN COURT, IN THE MIX FOR BIG LEAGUE ROLES IN 2019

TRIO OF ALUMNI, LED BY CUBS’ RYAN COURT, IN THE MIX FOR BIG LEAGUE ROLES IN 2019

By Bob Wirz Ryan Court, who did everything but shine manager Joe Maddon’s shoes last spring training and still could not win a spot on the Chicago Cubs’ regular season roster as an infielder, is getting another opportunity with the National League powerhouse.  Add in fresh starts with new organizations for right-hander Bo Schultz and […]

KARCH'S BIG SEASON IN SIOUX CITY LEADS TO OPPORTUNITY WITH TWINS

KARCH’S BIG SEASON IN SIOUX CITY LEADS TO OPPORTUNITY WITH TWINS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Sioux City Explorers have sold the contract of RHP Eric Karch to the Minnesota Twins organization, the American Association announced. Karch is the second player to have his contract sold to a Major League organization in 2019, and the 19th player since the start of the 2018 season. Photo Credit: Sioux […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION WELL REPRESENTED ON TEAM CANADA IN PAN-AM TOURNEY

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION WELL REPRESENTED ON TEAM CANADA IN PAN-AM TOURNEY

By Bob Wirz Winter league play is winding down except for the playoffs and Caribbean Series and major league spring training camps are still a month away, but that does not mean baseball fans need to fret about a total lack of activity on the diamond. Photo Credit: Winnipeg Goldeyes Wes Darvill, the everyday third […]

T-BONES PITCHER CALVANO HEADING TO PADRES ORGANIZATION

T-BONES PITCHER CALVANO HEADING TO PADRES ORGANIZATION

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Kansas City T-Bones have sold the contract of RHP Robert Calvano to the San Diego Padres organization, the American Association announced. Calvano is the first player to have his contract sold to a Major League organization in 2019, and the 18th player since the start of the 2018 season. Photo Credit: […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION RECORD HOLDER LOWEY WINS DOMINICAN PITCHING AWARD

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION RECORD HOLDER LOWEY WINS DOMINICAN PITCHING AWARD

By Bob Wirz Josh Lowey has had a remarkable career, including being the American Association’s Starting Pitcher of the Year in 2012 when he won a record 15 games (15-4).  He has won 130 games and lost only 59 during an 11-year career, and that does not include postseason victories. Photo Credit: www.ligadom.com The 5-foot-11 […]

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The Winnipeg GoldeyesÕ new southpaw acquisition, Ryan Bollinger, uses a variety of pitches to baffle hitters.

PADRES INVITE EX-GOLDEYE, SAINT BOLLINGER TO MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING

By Bob Wirz The most recent graduate of the American Association to be invited to a major league spring training camp, southpaw pitcher Ryan Bollinger, also has one of the more intriguing resumes. (Photo Credit: Winnipeg Goldeyes) Bollinger made news last July 31 when he was activated by the New York Yankees for one day […]

SALTDOGS DUO VALERA AND BENNETT HAVING HUGE WINTER SEASONS

SALTDOGS DUO VALERA AND BENNETT HAVING HUGE WINTER SEASONS

By Bob Wirz One of the enduring aspects of the American Association is seeing players come into the league at a stage in their career when they are well below the age when the average professional peaks, and watching their talents mature. (Photo Credit: Lincoln Saltdogs) Such would seem to be the case for a […]

BENNETT HAS CONTRACT PURCHASED BY CHICAGO WHITE SOX

BENNETT HAS CONTRACT PURCHASED BY CHICAGO WHITE SOX

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have sold the contact of OF T.J. Bennett to the Chicago White Sox, the American Association announced. Bennett is the 25th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. (Photo Credit: Lincoln Saltdogs) Bennett signed with the Lincoln Saltdogs in 2018 following […]