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January 2017
Corcino

CORCINO GRATEFUL FOR TIME IN EL PASO

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Edgar Corcino had not even turned 21 when he reported to the El Paso Diablos as a third baseman-outfielder to start the 2013 American Association season even though he had been playing professionally for four years after being drafted by the Detroit Tigers. Fast forward nearly four more...
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14 ALUMS IN MLB SPRING TRAINING CAMPS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz While spring training camps do not open for another three to four weeks and nearly a dozen major league teams have not identified their full list of non-roster invitees, the American Association is certain to have another strong representation when the spotlight goes on. Fourteen former American Association...
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RANGERS BUY CONTRACT OF 1B-TURNED-RHP ROGERS

Courtesy Winnipeg Goldeyes Media Relations Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced on Friday that the contract of first baseman Jacob Rogers has been purchased by the Texas Rangers’ organization. After playing first base for the majority of his five-year professional career, Rogers will convert into a righthanded pitcher. Rogers was a key contributor to the...
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SAINTS’ PARK ONE OF TOP STADIUM EXPERIENCES

On Tuesday, the editors of Stadium Journey rated CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints, #28 in their list of the “Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016.” In their reviews, the site’s editors remarked that “there are many different ballparks that open each year in both the affiliated and independent leagues and each and...
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Satterwhite

BACK FROM JAPAN, O’S GIVE SATTERWHITE A LOOK

Cody Satterwhite, an ultra-effective relief pitcher during a stint in Sioux City back in 2013, has the type of resume worth following now that he has returned from a stint in Japan and has signed a Triple-A contract with the Baltimore Orioles. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound righthander will turn 30 later this month, which should be...
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Murphy

WINNIPEG BACKSTOP MURPHY HEADS TO COLORADO

Courtesy Winnipeg Goldeyes Media Relations Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced on Wednesday that catcher Tanner Murphy’s contract has been purchased by the Colorado Rockies’ organization. Murphy hit .208 in 59 games played for the Goldeyes last season with one home run and 18 RBI.  The Phoenix native added 10 runs scored, eight doubles, and 13 walks. ...
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THIELBAR LOOKING FOR SECOND MAJOR LEAGUE STINT

Caleb Thielbar‘s second stint with the St. Paul Saints has the potential of duplicating his first time around with the American Association team when the southpaw reliever got the equivalent of two full seasons in a major league bullpen. Now at a prime age of 29 and only four months removed from his most recent...
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INDY PLAYERS IN SPRING TRAINING LIKELY TO TOP 50

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Most major league teams have not revealed the bulk of their non-roster invitees to spring training camps, but IndyBaseballChatter has been busy working through various sources and we can now say with confidence that the number of players who have been in Independent leagues and will train with...
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