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January 2019
Tommy Thrall

FORMER T-BONES PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN TOMMY THRALL JOINING CINCINNATI REDS BROADCAST TEAM

By Bob Wirz Tommy Thrall is living the dream of every baseball intern. The Smithville, MO native is a legitimate major leaguer, making the long climb from an internship with the Kansas City T-Bones back in 2004. Now 34, Thrall is the newest member of the Cincinnati Reds’ radio broadcast team alongside regulars Marty Brennaman,...
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Chris Nunn

NUNN MOVES FROM SAINTS TO TEXAS RANGERS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The St. Paul Saints have sold the contract of LHP Chris Nunn to the Texas Rangers organization, the American Association announced. Nunn is the eighth player from the American Association to have his contract sold in 2019, and the 28th player since the start of the 2018 season. Nunn was 7-3 with...
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Bencomo

PAIR FOR FORMER LEAGUE STARS BACK WITH MLB ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2019

By Bob Wirz It is no secret major league teams look far and wide for playing talent, sometimes taking a gamble on someone who might appear to be a long shot. Baltimore, which the baseball world knows is trying to recover from a disastrous 2018 season, has done so with a second pitcher within a...
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Skyler Ewing

MILKMEN’S EWING HAS CONTRACT SOLD TO MILWAUKEE BREWERS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Milwaukee Milkmen have sold the contract of C Skyler Ewing to the Milwaukee Brewers organization, the American Association announced. Ewing is the seventh American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 27th since the start of the 2018 season. Ewing was traded...
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Justin O'conner

SAINTS ALL-STAR CATCHER O’CONNER CATCHES ON WITH WHITE SOX

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The St. Paul Saints have sold the contract of C Justin O’Conner to the Chicago White Sox organization, the American Association announced. O’Conner is the sixth American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 26th since the start of the 2018 season. (Photo...
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Jordan Smith

CANARIES’ SMITH RETURNING TO CLEVELAND INDIANS ORGANIZATION

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Sioux Falls Canaries have sold the contract of OF Jordan Smith to the Cleveland Indians, the American Association announced today. Smith is the fifth player to have his contact sold to a Major League organization in 2019 and the 25th since the start of the 2018 American Association season. (Photo Credit:...
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Tyler Matzek

AIRHOGS’ MATZEK HEADS BACK TO AFFILIATED BALL WITH DIAMONDBACKS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Texas AirHogs have sold the contract of LHP Tyler Matzek to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the American Association announced. Matzek is the third player to have his contract sold to a Major League organization from the American Association in 2019, and 23rd since the beginning of the 2018 season. (Photo Credit: Texas...
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Court

TRIO OF ALUMNI, LED BY CUBS’ RYAN COURT, IN THE MIX FOR BIG LEAGUE ROLES IN 2019

By Bob Wirz Ryan Court, who did everything but shine manager Joe Maddon’s shoes last spring training and still could not win a spot on the Chicago Cubs’ regular season roster as an infielder, is getting another opportunity with the National League powerhouse.  Add in fresh starts with new organizations for right-hander Bo Schultz and...
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Eric Karch

KARCH’S BIG SEASON IN SIOUX CITY LEADS TO OPPORTUNITY WITH TWINS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Sioux City Explorers have sold the contract of RHP Eric Karch to the Minnesota Twins organization, the American Association announced. Karch is the second player to have his contract sold to a Major League organization in 2019, and the 19th player since the start of the 2018 season. Photo Credit: Sioux...
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Darvill2

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION WELL REPRESENTED ON TEAM CANADA IN PAN-AM TOURNEY

By Bob Wirz Winter league play is winding down except for the playoffs and Caribbean Series and major league spring training camps are still a month away, but that does not mean baseball fans need to fret about a total lack of activity on the diamond. Photo Credit: Winnipeg Goldeyes Wes Darvill, the everyday third...
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