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February 2014
All Star Copy

2014 ALL-STAR CELEBRATION EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Winnipeg Goldeyes Media Release The Winnipeg Goldeyes are proud to announce Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries as the title sponsor of the 2014 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 29 at Shaw Park. “The Goldeyes and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries have enjoyed a great partnership since our inaugural season in 1994 and we are thrilled...
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Scoma

KEEP YOUR TOQUE: SCOMA HEADED TO TORONTO

Durham, N.C. – The Toronto Blue Jays have purchased of the contract of Winnipeg Goldeyes DH/OF Ryan Scoma, the American Association announced on Monday. Scoma had a superb campaign in his first season for the Goldeyes in 2013, hitting .341, third-best in the league, to go along with 19 doubles, four home runs and 46...
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Howell

HOWELL JOINS NATIONALS IN BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Perhaps the American Association should start promoting itself as the best proving ground for major league catching hopefuls. A fourth backstop who has played in the 13-team league has become a non-roster invitee to a major league spring training camp.  Jeff Howell, who spent much of the 2011...
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Chirinos

DODGERS INK SALTDOGS RIGHTY LUIS CHIRINOS

Durham, N.C. – The Los Angeles Dodgers organization has purchased the contract of Lincoln Saltdogs RHP Luis Chirinos, the American Association announced on Wednesday. Chirinos split the 2013 campaign between Lincoln and El Paso, going 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. The native of Maracay, Venezuela, appeared in 23 games, starting 16 and logging 94.1 innings...
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Roberson

FORMER GOLDEYES KEY TO CARIBBEAN SERIES WIN

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Chris Roberson (pictured) and Jon Weber are a pair of former American Association outfielders who have never gotten much opportunity to shine in the major leagues, but they certainly do not have trouble filling up trophy cases. The duo, who both played at Winnipeg as recently as two...
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Roe

MARLINS HOOK FORMER LEMUR CHAZ ROE

Indy Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Chaz Roe’s stepping stone to the majors was through the Laredo Lemurs in 2012, and the 27-year-old righty will get a fresh opportunity with the Miami Marlins as a non-roster pitcher in the major league spring training camp. Roe was in 21 games with Arizona last season (1-0,...
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Serna

PHILLIES INK TOP INDY PROSPECT SERNA

Durham, N.C. – The contract of Sioux Falls Canaries SS K.C. Serna was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies organization, the American Association announced on Friday. Baseball America’s top independent prospect in 2013 while with Amarillo, Serna appeared in all 100 of the Sox’ games, putting together a .300 average to go along with 45 RBI...
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Aagraphic

16 FROM A.A. CITIES IN BIG LEAGUE CAMPS

By Bob Wirz, Independent Baseball Insider Chris Jakubauskas, one of Independent Baseball’s best finds who got his opportunity toward the major leagues after a brilliant start to the 2007 season in Lincoln, has announced his retirement as a player, but the American Association still will have at least 16 of its former players in major...
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Gil

FORMER SALTDOG GIL ADDED TO YANKEES’ ROSTER

By Bob Wirz, Independent Baseball Insider The New York Yankees have added catcher Jose Gil to their major league spring training camp as a non-roster invitee. He spent years climbing through their farm system before ending up for a brief time last season in the Baltimore chain, and eventually needed a jump start back with...
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Utrup

SALTDOGS’ GM UTRUP HEADING TO N.C. STATE

(Courtesy Lincoln Saltdogs) Lincoln, Neb. — After 13-plus years with the organization, Saltdogs Vice President/General Manager Tim Utrup is leaving Lincoln to become general manager for NC State’s Wolfpack Sports Properties. Utrup has been instrumental for the Saltdogs franchise since its inaugural season in 2001, highlighted by helping the club win the 2009 American Association...
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