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January 2018
Condra Bogan

ROYALS ADD SALTDOGS RIGHTY CONDRA-BOGAN

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Lincoln Saltdogs RHP Jacob Condra-Bogan has been purchased by the Kansas City Royals organization, the American Association announced Monday. Condra-Bogan was acquired by Lincoln from the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League in November in exchange for a player to be named later. Condra-Bogan was superb with Washington...
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Scott

SIOUX CITY’S SCOTT SET FOR BIG-LEAGUE SPRING

The Texas Rangers will be fun for American Association fans to watch during spring training. Jeff Banister and his staff now have a third pitcher who has been in the league to evaluate once the Rangers get to their Surprise, Ariz., camp.  The newest addition is Tayler Scott, a 26-year-old right-hander who put together a...
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ST. PAUL LEFTY THIELBAR HEADED TO DETROIT

Courtesy St. Paul Saints Media Relations Following the 2011 season, Caleb Thielbar made the most of his opportunity when the Minnesota Twins purchased his contract from the St. Paul Saints.  It took just over a season for him to work his way to the Major Leagues.  After a stellar 2016 season, the Florida Marlins purchased Thielbar’s...
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BUCHHOLZ NAMED LEAGUE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Durham, N.C. — The American Association announced on Thursday that Josh Buchholz has been named the league’s new executive director, and will begin his role in May 2018. Buchholz has been the Vice President & General Manager of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks since October 2005. While with the RedHawks, Buchholz was a part of five league...
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Kickham

EIGHT LEAGUE TEAMS HAVE A MAJOR LEAGUER

When teams tell their fans players likely will wear major league uniforms it is a legitimate fact. With the Miami Marlins adding Kansas City T-Bones pitcher Mike Kickham (pictured) to the list of players invited to their spring training camp no less than eight current American Association teams will have one or more of their former...
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WINNIPEG ALL-STAR 3B DARVILL HEADS TO DODGERS

Courtesy Winnipeg Goldeyes Media Relations Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced on Wednesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers organization purchased the contract of all-star 3B Wes Darvill. Darvill will report to the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Glendale, Arizona next month where he is expected to compete for a roster spot at the Double-A level. Darvill...
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Mann

MANN GETS MLB SPRING INVITE WITH RANGERS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Could this be the year of the southpaw? The pace of signings has predictably picked up in the early days of the new year, and it seems noteworthy that left-handed pitchers Ryan Bollinger, Brandon Mann and Mike Kickham are right in the middle of it. Bollinger, all 6-foot-6...
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Court

COURT, PRODUCING IN DOMINICAN, SIGNS WITH CUBS

The winter baseball season always gets somewhat tricky since players may report early and not stay for the full schedule or they may be working on a certain phase of their game.  Many also are free agents trying to impress organizations.  This year has the added element of Puerto Rican League players transferring to another...
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