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December 2016
Laredo Layers

LEMURS CLOSE TO RECORD WITH 7 PLAYERS SOLD

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz A new baseball record is probably not the first thing that pops into mind the last week of December. But it could happen any day now in the American Association. Once Laredo catcher Zane Chavez signed with Pittsburgh the Lemurs moved within one sale to a major league...
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Argo

ARGO TO SEATTLE AFTER TWO SOLID AA SEASONS

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Sioux Falls Canaries OF Willie Argo has been purchased by the Seattle Mariners organization, the American Association announced on Friday. Argo had spent 2015 and 2016 with the St. Paul Saints before being traded to Sioux Falls in September. While with the Saints, the native of Edina, Minn., appeared in 155...
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Chavez Zane

CHAVEZ HAS CONTRACT PURCHASED BY PITTSBURGH

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Laredo Lemurs C Zane Chavez has been purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, the American Association announced on Thursday. In his first season with Laredo, Chavez, 29, played in 70 games, tying for the club lead with 17 doubles to go along with a .260 average, six home runs and 38...
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Aagraphic2

21 BIG LEAGUE CLUBS PURCHASE AA CONTRACTS IN ’16

Word is getting around.  Quickly. Perhaps it was the emergence of Wichita’s Junior Guerra as a top-flight starter in Milwaukee or maybe the fact the Wingnuts’ James Hoyt broke into the major leagues in Houston and Tim Adleman of Lincoln and El Paso debuted with Cincinnati.  And, maybe it is merely the continued maturation of...
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Geiger

CONTRACT OF FARGO’S GEIGER PURCHASED BY MIAMI

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 1B Dustin Geiger has been purchased by the Miami Marlins organization, the American Association announced on Friday. The Merritt Island, Fla., native has been a solid performer in the league over the past two seasons, hitting .285 with a combined 46 doubles, 23 home runs and 111 RBI...
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Johnson2

JOHNSON COMING ON STRONG IN DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Only one year removed from earning Pitcher of the Year honors in the American Association, Patrick Johnson may be building a similar resume in the tough Dominican League. The right-hander, who was 15-1 with a 2.08 earned run average at Sioux City, turned in his third consecutive stingy...
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Holman

T-BONES RIGHTY HOLMAN HEADS TO COLORADO

Courtesy Kansas City T-Bones Media Relations KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced that the Colorado Rockies have purchased the contract of RHP David Holman. Holman, an Andale, Kan. native, went 4-5 with a 4.36 ERA for the T-Bones in 2016, his first full season since Tommy John surgery kept him out of baseball...
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Cox

TIGERS PURCHASE CONTRACT OF WICHITA 3B COX

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Wichita Wingnuts 3B Zack Cox has been purchased by the Detroit Tigers organization, the American Association announced on Wednesday. Cox, 27, was superb in his first season with the Wingnuts in 2016, tying for second with 30 doubles, tying for third with 77 runs scored and finishing fifth with 122...
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Mortensen

MORTENSEN LANDS TRIPLE-A SPOT WITH ASTROS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Jared Mortensen makes a very good story for the American Association because it was in the league where he threw his very first professional pitches in 2013. Three years after breaking in with a 4-6, 3.77 season as mostly a starter at Grand Prairie, the 28-year-old righthander suddenly...
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Molina Nestor

NESTOR MOLINA GOING STRONG IN VENEZUELA

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz When the name Molina comes up in baseball the natural thought is of a catcher as in brothers Bengie, Jose and Yadier, the latter still a standout with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Those are the Puerto Rican Molinas. San Francisco Giants fans may one day before long start...
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