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February 2015
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GOOD NEWS FOR FIVE AA UMPIRES

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz While its sister league, the Can-Am, is basking in the joy of one of its former umpires reaching official fulltime duty in the major leagues, no less than five former American Association arbiters have gotten themselves on the path that could one day see them at the same level....
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Broussard

EXPLORERS’ BROUSSARD TO JOIN ANGELS

Durham, N.C. — The American Association announced on Friday that the contract of Sioux City Explorers RHP Geoff Broussard was purchased by the Los Angeles Angels organization. In his first season with Sioux City in 2014, Broussard appeared in 41 games (3 starts) and put together an 8-1 record with a 3.26 ERA in 88.1 innings, striking...
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20 AA ALUMS IN BIG-LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz American Association stock continues to rise with 20 of its former players expected in major league spring training camps over the next few days.  This is the highest count for any Independent league in 2015, and is believed to equal the record for any league (Atlantic League, 2012)...
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Gordon

ROYALS CORNER MARKET ON GORDONS

Durham, N.C. — The American Association announced on Wednesday that the contract of Kansas City T-Bones RHP Derek Gordon was purchased by the Kansas City Royals’ organization. Gordon’s brother, Alex, is the Royals’ everyday left fielder and has been named an American League all-star the last two seasons. Derek made his professional debut with the T-Bones in...
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CHECKING OUT THE CARIBBEAN SERIES

Venezuela has a trio of Indy players, including catcher Jose Gil (Lincoln Saltdogs), who played a big role in that opening victory by going 2-for-3 with two runs. He hit .328 during the regular winter league season. Laredo Lemurs right-hander Mark Serrano and first baseman Balbino Fuenmayor, recently signed by Kansas City Royals, also play...
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T Bones

DODGERS SIGN T-BONES CATCHER BIANCHI

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced on Monday that the Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of catcher Chris Bianchi. Bianchi, a rookie who’s 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, batted .143 in 10 games in 2014 after signing with the T-Bones in late July. He finished his collegiate career last spring at...
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