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March 2019
Chris Martin

MARTIN, WHO STARTED IN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION, SEEMS SET IN RANGERS BULLPEN

By Bob Wirz Chris Martin does not have the big name of fellow American Association grads Max Scherzer and James Paxton, still he seems to have a degree of security in the major leagues as long as he stays healthy despite a shaky spring training.  At 32, the 6-foot-8 right-hander is one of the veterans...
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Jim Bennett

REDHAWKS TAB BENNETT AS NEW MANAGER

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have named Jim Bennett as the team’s third manager in franchise history. The announcement was made a press conference Wednesday morning at Newman Outdoor Field. Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 1988, the California native pitched in affiliated-baseball for three years. He was 2-1...
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Justin O'conner

14 ALUMS IN MLB CAMPS ONE YEAR AFTER SIGNING

Calling all American Association managers and personnel directors! If one needs ammunition to persuade a player the league is right for helping them reach the major leagues the promotional brochure is right in front of you.  In bold type.  And in bright colors screaming for attention. Does this sound inflated?  No, it is based on...
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Fritze Pitching

SIOUX FALLS’ FRITZE PURCHASED BY DIAMONDBACKS

(Photo via Ry Tupper Photography) MOORHEAD, MINN. — The Sioux Falls Canaries have sold the contract of RHP Ryan Fritze to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the American Association announced. Fritze is the 15th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 35th since the beginning of the 2018 regular...
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Chaz Roe

SEASON IN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION HELPED CHAZ ROE THRIVE IN MAJOR LEAGUES

By Bob Wirz It was anything but easy, but Chaz Roe is now one of the American Association graduates who seems firmly established in the major leagues. The 6-foot-5 right-hander already had seven professional seasons under his belt before he needed to get a fresh start with the Laredo Lemurs in 2012.  He made the...
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Schaub

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION NAMES JOSHUA E. SCHAUB COMMISSIONER

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Board of Directors of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball has appointed Joshua E. Schaub as the league’s Commissioner. Schaub will assume the role immediately and succeed league founder Miles Wolff, who retired at the end of 2018 after 13 seasons as Commissioner. Schaub will serve as the chief executive...
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