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November 2013
Peralta2

PERALTA OPENS EYES FOR ARIZONA

One of the hidden gems to emerge from the American Association last season and earn praise from his new major league organization is left-handed-hitting outfielder David Peralta, a 26-year-old who originally was a pitcher. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Venezuelan hit .332 at Wichita, KS one year ago, .352 in 42 games at Amarillo, TX early this...
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Scherzer

AA ALUM SCHERZER RECEIVES A.L. CY YOUNG AWARD

Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Tigers righthanded pitcher Max Scherzer was named the 2013 American League Cy Young Award recipient on Wednesday, receiving 28 of 30 first-place votes. Scherzer was the major leagues’ only 20-game winner this season, going 21-3 after starting the season 13-0. In his sixth season in the big leagues, the St. Louis...
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Nieves

WINTER BASEBALL UPDATE: VENEZUELA, MEXICO

Several 2013 American Association players, including Wichita’s Abel Nieves (pictured), are continuing their seasons in the winter leagues of Latin America. Among them, Sioux City’s Edgar Osuna has been superb for the Mexicali Aguilas of  the Mexican Pacific League, going 3-1 with a 2.39 ERA in five starts. Meanwhile, Fargo-Moorhead’s C.J. Retherford is tied for the...
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Massarelli

T-BONES HIRE NEW MANAGER

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones have announced that John Massarelli has been hired as the club’s new manager. Massarelli, 47, brings to Kansas City an overall record of 716-536 in 12 seasons as a professional baseball manager. Most recently, he managed the expansion Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League to...
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Tripp

WINTER BASEBALL UPDATE: AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

As baseball’s winter league seasons begin, a number of 2013 American Association players will be spending the season in the six-team Australian Baseball League, which began its campaign this week. After slamming a pair of home runs over the weekend, Perth’s Brandon Tripp (pictured, St. Paul 2011, 2013) is currently tied for the league lead...
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