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October 2017
Robbins

DIAMONDBACKS PICK UP SALTDOGS’ ROOKIE ROBBINS

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Lincoln Saltdogs 3B/OF Joe Robbins has been purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, the American Association announced on Monday. Robbins, 23, was stellar for the Saltdogs in his first professional campaign, hitting .302 with 7 home runs, 12 doubles and 23 RBI in 49 games. Nine of the home runs were...
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Nogowski

NOGOWSKI OFF TO TORRID START IN AFL

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz The torrid bat 1B John Nogowski showed during his five weeks in Sioux City early this season has carried over to the 24-year-old’s first few at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. Nogowski cracked three doubles–one per game appearance–among his four hits in his first 10 official times at the...
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CARDS’ BREBBIA EARNS HIS SALARY…AND THEN SOME

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz It was only two years ago when relief pitcher John Brebbia finished a two-season stint blitzing American Association hitters with his fastball and slider that resulted in well over a strikeout per inning. The lanky righthander also dazzled major league hitters virtually from the day he debuted May...
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ASTROS’ HOYT GRATEFUL FOR TIME IN WICHITA

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Onetime Wichita relief pitcher James Hoyt is visiting New York City this week and hanging out in the visitor’s dugout as the Houston Astros try to eliminate the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series and get back to the World Series. Hoyt is not on...
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Muren

CATCHING UP WITH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Today’s crop of former American Association players in the major leagues brought satisfaction to everyone associated with the league because it spelled success. This extremely productive season ended early Friday morning when the hopes of advancing further in the postseason were dashed for the Washington Nationals’ Brandon Kintzler...
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SAINTS AGAIN NAMED ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

St. Paul, Minn. –The St. Paul Saints celebrated their 25th season in 2017 by once again leading all of minor league baseball in percent capacity at the turnstiles, never before seen promotions and memorable moments on and off the field.  It was because of all of this and much more that the Saints organizations was named the...
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Crosby

LINCOLN LEFTY CROSBY HEADS TO MINNESOTA

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Lincoln Saltdogs LHP Casey Crosby has been purchased by the Minnesota Twins organization, the American Association announced on Wednesday. Crosby was superb out of the bullpen for Lincoln after joining the club in August, making 16 appearances and registering a 2.16 ERA in 16.2 innings, fanning 17. The Maple...
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AA TO USE TWO-DIVISION FORMAT IN 2018

Durham, N.C. — At its league meetings in Sioux Falls, S.D., this week, the American Association announced that it would move from a three-division format to a two-division setup for the 2018 season. “Moving to a two-division format enables the league to create a more equal schedule, with teams playing divisional rivals the same number...
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WILKERSON’S AUDITION ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Milwaukee’s stellar season still left the Brewers a tad short of being part of the baseball’s postseason party, but Aaron Wilkerson‘s long-awaited audition in the major leagues three years after he left the American Association was just dandy. In fact, this 28-year-old was so solid it undoubtedly helps...
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