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NON-ROSTER LIST GROWING WITH NEW FACES

NON-ROSTER LIST GROWING WITH NEW FACES

The number of American Association alumni in big-league spring training camps continues to grow, as several others have received non-roster invitations in the last week. Among them: C Eddy Rodriguez (El Paso 2009, Sioux Falls 2010) – Tampa Bay LHP Ian Thomas (Winnipeg 2011) – Atlanta C Jose Yepez (Pensacola 2006) – Atlanta The three […]

AA UMPIRES NOW INSTRUCTING OTHER CANDIDATES

AA UMPIRES NOW INSTRUCTING OTHER CANDIDATES

American Association and Can-Am League Director of Umpires Kevin Winn points out that three of his “graduates” to affiliated leagues are serving as instructors this fall in what is known as The Umpire School, one of two such operations which help arbiters qualify for assignment to the minor leagues. Clay Park (now in the Texas […]

BRIAN BURGAMY WINS HOME RUN TITLE IN MEXICO

BRIAN BURGAMY WINS HOME RUN TITLE IN MEXICO

Brian Burgamy, the switch-hitting infielder who finished 2013 as a power bat with St. Paul, had an explosive regular season in the Mexican Pacific League, winning the league’s home run title with 15 in 67 games.  Burgamy also led the league in on-base percentage (.419) and slugging percentage (.541) and was second in runs batted […]

T-BONES' TOLER DOMINANT DOWN UNDER

T-BONES’ TOLER DOMINANT DOWN UNDER

After spending the last two seasons with the Kansas City T-Bones, RHP Sean Toler has been a key cog for the second-place Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League this off-season. In 14 appearances for Canberra, Toler is tied for the league lead with seven saves to go along with a 2.57 ERA and 12 […]

SIOUX CITY GOES ALL OUT TO END TITLE DROUGHT

SIOUX CITY GOES ALL OUT TO END TITLE DROUGHT

Independent Baseball Insider Vol. 11, No. 40,  December 19, 2013            Give credit to the Sioux City (IA) Explorers for an exhaustive search for a new manager to help end that community’s 21-year drought without a championship in Independent Baseball.  After all, Sioux City is one of three remaining franchises from the Northern League’s startup […]

MONTGOMERY NAMED EXPLORERS' NEW MANAGER

MONTGOMERY NAMED EXPLORERS’ NEW MANAGER

(Courtesy Sioux City Explorers) Sioux City, Iowa – The Sioux City Explorers announced on Wednesday that they have hired Steve Montgomery as the teams new field manager for the 2014 campaign, which will mark the organization’s 22nd season in Sioux City. Steve Montgomery comes to the Sioux City Explorers in 2014 after spending the last […]

LAREDO'S BRADLEY BLANKS HEADED TO ARIZONA

LAREDO’S BRADLEY BLANKS HEADED TO ARIZONA

Durham, N.C. – The American Association has announced that the contract of Laredo Lemurs RHP Bradley Blanks was sold to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization on Thursday. Blanks was dominant out of the bullpen for Laredo over the last two seasons, going a combined 8-2 with a 1.49 ERA in 56 appearances, all in relief. The […]

C.J. ZIEGLER SOLD TO MINNESOTA TWINS

C.J. ZIEGLER SOLD TO MINNESOTA TWINS

(Courtesy Wichita Wingnuts) Wichita, Kansas – The contract of Wichita Wingnuts slugger C.J. Ziegler was sold to the Minnesota Twins’ organization on Wednesday. Ziegler will report to spring training with the organization in February.  The 28- year old infielder enjoyed a record-breaking 2013 campaign.  Playing in all 107 regular-season and playoff games at first base, […]

OSUNA DOMINANT IN MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

OSUNA DOMINANT IN MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

American Association Winter Baseball Update Mexicali Aguilas LHP Edgar Osuna (Winnipeg ’13) has had a superb start to the 2013 winter baseball season, picking up his league-leading seventh victory of the season after limiting Culiacan to a run on three hits in five and one-third innings of work Friday evening. The native of Mazatlan, Mexico, […]

FIVE YEARS OFF, NOW BIG STRIDES FOR CHRIS MARTIN

FIVE YEARS OFF, NOW BIG STRIDES FOR CHRIS MARTIN

Independent Baseball Insider by Bob Wirz Vol. 11, No. 39,   December 5, 2013            Chris Martin does not have to be protected on Boston’s 40-man roster for another season although if his rapid rise continues the 6-foot-7 righty with a mid-90s fastball would not be a complete shock to get a call to Fenway […]