Month

February 2018
Franklin

MILWAUKEE ADDED AS LEAGUE MEMBER FOR 2019

Franklin, Wis. — American Association commissioner Miles Wolff formally announced the acceptance of Milwaukee as a league member on Tuesday at a press conference at Franklin City Hall. The club will play in a new 4,000-seat stadium beginning with the 2019 season. The yet-to-be-named team will be operated by ROC Ventures, which also operates three...
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Zarraga

ZARRAGA, NEEDY MAKE 18 ALUMNI IN MLB CAMPS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz With 18 of their former players in major league spring training camps, American Association teams can give themselves a giant round of applause.  Perhaps even more impressive, two of them were in the league as recently as last season. Cleburne catcher Shawn Zarraga (pictured) is in the Los Angeles...
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GUERRA APPEARS PRIMED FOR COMEBACK

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Junior Guerra and James Russell throw from different sides, and their track record in the major leagues varies a great deal.  But these are two former American Association hurlers appear worth watching in the new baseball season that starts in one week when battery mates report to spring...
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ANGELS ADD CONTRACT OF RAILROADERS RHP COX

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Cleburne Railroaders RHP Cortland Cox has been purchased by the Los Angeles Angels organization, the American Association announced on Thursday. Cox was superb in his first season in independent baseball in 2017, going 4-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 37 relief appearances, striking out 66 hitters in 51.2 innings of...
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Flores

TWO MORE EXPLORERS HEADED TO BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

It gets crazy trying to keep up with all of the former American Association players packing their bags for major league spring training camps. The major leagues.  Baseball’s Mount Rushmore.  That is a big deal, right? The number climbed to 17 with three additions in recent days and at least eight of the 30 big-league...
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