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March 2017
Martis

LINCOLN’S MARTIS TO JOIN O’S AFTER STRONG WBC

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Lincoln Saltdogs RHP Shairon Martis has been purchased by the Baltimore Orioles organization, the American Association announced on Friday. Martis is coming off a noteworthy World Baseball Classic performance for the Kingdom of the Netherlands squad, appearing in four of the team’s seven games and going 1-0 with a 1.50...
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AA WILL BE WELL-REPRESENTED ON MLB OPENING DAY

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz The American Association will once again be well represented when the major league season begins this weekend because of the likes of starting pitchers Max Scherzer (Fort Worth) at Washington, Junior Guerra (Wichita) at Milwaukee and James Paxton (Grand Prairie) at Seattle plus reliever Brandon Kintzler (pictured, St....
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Guerra

GUERRA NAMED BREWERS’ OPENING-DAY STARTER

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Junior Guerra started out in professional baseball as a catcher.  He was only 18 at the time. His checkerboard career has years when he did not even play. And, he has never been an Opening Day starting pitcher. Until now. As one of the American Association’s most distinguished...
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Nading

PADRES PURCHASE CONTRACT OF WICHITA’S NADING

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Wichita Wingnuts RHP Chad Nading has been purchased by the San Diego Padres organization, the American Association announced on Thursday. Nading was dominant out of the Wingnuts’ bullpen in his first season with the club in 2016, assembling a 1.83 ERA in 39.1 innings of work while fanning 30 and limiting...
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Bencomo

BENCOMO UNDERSTANDS WBC’S VALUE TO VENEZUELA

When the World Baseball Classic started the American Association had an impressive 17 of its current or former players among the 16 teams.  That number, as expected, has been trimmed a great deal now that only seven teams remain in contention for the championship, but one remaining pitcher is a significant contributor on the field...
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AA PLAYERS MOVE TO SECOND ROUND OF WBC

The World Baseball Classic seems barely underway since none of the first round of Pool play has even started in the United States, but the American Association already has eight of its players, including some due this summer in Lincoln, on teams that have qualified for the second series of games starting in Japan later...
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ADLEMAN HOLDING HIS OWN WITH REDS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Onetime El Paso and Lincoln pitcher Tim Adleman has a bit more breathing room than one year ago when he was trying to earn his first major league opportunity. “He pitched extremely well,” Cincinnati manager Bryan Price told WCPO.com.  “He’s one of the few guys who took advantage...
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MUREN EARNS TIME WITH BIG-LEAGUE CLUB

Drew Muren has not gotten into a major league exhibition game yet although one would have to believe it was a thrill when the lanky righthander got invited to wear an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform for a day this week. You see, Muren has made such giant strides from the days in 2008-2011 when he was mostly...
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