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December 2018
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PADRES INVITE EX-GOLDEYE, SAINT BOLLINGER TO MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING

By Bob Wirz The most recent graduate of the American Association to be invited to a major league spring training camp, southpaw pitcher Ryan Bollinger, also has one of the more intriguing resumes. (Photo Credit: Winnipeg Goldeyes) Bollinger made news last July 31 when he was activated by the New York Yankees for one day...
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Cesar Valera

SALTDOGS DUO VALERA AND BENNETT HAVING HUGE WINTER SEASONS

By Bob Wirz One of the enduring aspects of the American Association is seeing players come into the league at a stage in their career when they are well below the age when the average professional peaks, and watching their talents mature. (Photo Credit: Lincoln Saltdogs) Such would seem to be the case for a...
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Tj Bennett

BENNETT HAS CONTRACT PURCHASED BY CHICAGO WHITE SOX

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have sold the contact of OF T.J. Bennett to the Chicago White Sox, the American Association announced. Bennett is the 25th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. (Photo Credit: Lincoln Saltdogs) Bennett signed with the Lincoln Saltdogs in 2018 following...
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Taylor Grover

FORMER DOG GROVER, EX-SAINT CREASY TAKEN IN RULE 5 DRAFT TRIPLE-A PHASE

By Bob Wirz Two major league organizations shelled out a total of $48,000 Thursday to obtain a pair of right-handed pitchers who were in the American Association within the last two seasons. Taylor Grover, who spent all of 2018 with the new Chicago Dogs before signing with Cincinnati after the season, had his contract picked...
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Kickham

KICKHAM, HOYT EARN BIG LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING INVITES

By Bob Wirz Mike Kickham once retired Coco Crisp, Chris Young and Yoenis Cespedes in order to start a game for the San Francisco Giants. (Photo Credit: Kansas City T-Bones) The problem is that was in the lefty’s major league debut, and it was a lifetime ago in May of 2013.  He has only made...
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Tyler Fallwell

FALLWELL BUILDING ON HIS EXPLORERS SUMMER SUCCESS DOWN UNDER THIS WINTER

By Bob Wirz Tyler Fallwell would seem to be a name worth remembering. He is a tall (6-foot-5), right-handed pitcher the Sioux City Explorers picked up at the start of last season after two undistinguished summers in the lower end of the Kansas City Royals farm system after they drafted him out of Cochise Community...
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Brian Grening

FORMER RAILCATS & T-BONES PITCHER BRIAN GRENING FINDS HOME IN AUSTRALIA

By Bob Wirz When United States or Canadian-born baseball players join a winter league it most likely is to work on a new pitch or learn how better to hit the curve in order to enhance their career back home. (Photo Credit: Australian Baseball League) Brian Grening probably had similar thoughts the first time the...
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Keith Curcio

CURCIO LATEST T-BONE PLAYER MOVING UP AS RED SOX PURCHASE CONTRACT

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Boston Red Sox have purchased the contract of OF Keith Curcio from the Kansas City T-Bones, the American Association announced. Curcio is the 24th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. (Photo Credit: Kansas City T-Bones) Curcio was a stalwart in the T-Bones...
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