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Gianfranco Wawoe added to Mariners roster

Curacao infielder Gianfranco Wawoe has been added to the spring training roster of the Seattle Mariners. But even though the M’s fielded split squad teams, Gianfranco did not make his seasonal debut. Yesterday, the Seattle Mariners announced on their transaction page that Gianfranco was assigned to the team. It isn’t the first time that Gianfranco… Continue reading Gianfranco Wawoe added to Mariners roster

Independent baseball · Minor League Baseball

Baseball returns to Bakersfield and Adelanto

After the Mavericks and the Blaze were moved to the East coast at the end of the 2016 season, both Adelanto and Bakersfield will not be without professional baseball in 2017. The void left by the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will be filled by the independent Pecos League.  The Pecos League, which is based… Continue reading Baseball returns to Bakersfield and Adelanto

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

A Advanced Astros to play in temporary home

The A Advanced affiliation of the Houston Astros in the Carolina League will play in a temporary home for the 2017 and 2018 season. Only after the 2018 season the team will move to a projected facility in Fayetteville. The team will move to Jim Perry Stadium of the Campbell University Campus, home of the… Continue reading A Advanced Astros to play in temporary home

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball · Uncategorized

Mariners buy majority share in Nuts

No, the Mariners will not become nut traders. The team has bought a majority share in the Modesto Nuts baseball club (A Advanced, California League). In the previous years, the Mariners spent time in Adelanto (High Desert Mavericks) and in Bakersfield (Blaze), the two cities that will be out of affiliated baseball next year. Both… Continue reading Mariners buy majority share in Nuts

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

High Desert and Bakersfield to Carolina League

Sad news today. According to a source within Minor League Baseball, the California League will announce the contraction of the Bakersfield Blaze and the High Desert Mavericks later today. In the past few months, you could read here several posts with speculations about possible moves. Now it appears that those speculations were pretty close to… Continue reading High Desert and Bakersfield to Carolina League

Ballparks · Minor League Baseball

Fayetteville a step closer to MiLB ballpark

The city council of the city of Fayetteville has unanimously agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the Houston Astros, continuing the city’s and the MLB team’s discussion about a new ballpark to support an Advanced A Carolina League team and outlining a basic framework as they move towards a more permanent agreement. In the agreement… Continue reading Fayetteville a step closer to MiLB ballpark

Minor League Baseball

Cal League affiliation change in the making

A surprising move by the Seattle Mariners. The team acquired a 51% stake in the Modesto Nuts, now the Advanced A team of the Colorado Rockies. The Mariners on their turn are affiliated with the Bakersfield Blaze, which is currently leading the California League North Division. The reason behind this move is that the Mariners… Continue reading Cal League affiliation change in the making