April 3, 2024
Ohio starting pitcher Willie Morales suffered a season-ending injury throwing a pitch in today’s game against the Brawlers. According to club doctors Morales has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Although Morales has declined to comment, sources close to the player have stated that he is “devastated” that he will miss the season.
The 32-year-old right hander is no stranger to injuries, having suffered from back tightness earlier during spring training, but has not missed playing time due to an injury since 2017.
(GAME DATE – April 4, 2022) — Just in time for Opening Day, the Ohio Oxen have completed much needed renovations to their relatively new stadium, The Ox Ranch in Cinci.
The stadium had its right field fences rebuilt closer to home plate, and a shockingly large, 70-foot tall, wall installed in left field, where the outfield is much shorter. Continue reading “The Ox Ranch in Cinci Finishes Offseason Renos”
(GAME DATE — August 8, 2020) — After 24 games, Cesar Torres had his hitting streak ended abruptly today by the Ohio Oxen at The Ox Ranch in Cinci. The Calgary Inferno center fielder failed to get a hit in 5 at-bats, bringing his tenure in the national spotlight to a halt.
Despite the tough day at the plate, Torres seemed unconcerned after the game, talking instead about the Inferno taking a 5-4 victory from the Oxen. Continue reading “Ohio Stops Torres’s Hit Streak”
(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — Sometimes a change of scenery can be a beneficial to a baseball player. That is the hope in Ohio and Pittsburgh as the teams came to an agreement today which sends 24-year-old 1B Bobby Leach and 20-year-old minor league 1B Paul Campeau to the Iron Pigs and 29-year-old RHP Marc Garland and 33-year-old LHP Josh Moore to the Oxen. “Only time will tell if this is the right move for everyone,” stated the Pittsburgh GM.
Leach is hitting .188 this year with 2 home runs, 3 RBIs and 4 runs scored. He has 6 hits in 32 at-bats, 2 walks and a .235 on-base percentage. Leach has played in 9 games.
(GAME DATE — June 5, 2020) — Fans hoping to see Ohio Oxen left fielder Craig Gnarly back in action will have to be a little more patient since Gnarly is expected to miss another one week of action. The player’s rehabilitation has not gone as well as expected. He is recovering from shoulder tendinitis suffered on May 20 and has been listed as day-to-day since then.
Last year, the Oxen left fielder missed 6 weeks of play near the beginning of the season with tendinitis in the same shoulder. Continue reading “Rehab Setback For Craig Gnarly”
(GAME DATE — June 6, 2020) Ohio designated hitter Juan Toothry was a significant contributor in his team’s 8-6 triumph over the Chicago Pit Bulls. He went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double for Ohio. Max Maher got the final out and converted his 1st save after coming it to relieve an injured Ju-ao Liu. Ohio currently is in last place in the Lake League West Division at 27-34.
Oxen Minor League News
The Cow League season came to a close, with the last wild card spot determined on the last day in dramatic fashion. The last wild card slot was awarded to the Hillsborough Dinos (California) after they defeated the Savannah Salts (Seattle) in a make-up game yesterday.
Milton Meteors starter Edwin Rivera, drafted in the 10th round just this past June by the Ohio Oxen, will miss ten months after tearing a rotator cuff while pitching yesterday. The 21-year-old from Mexico has had a circuitous route to his present posting at the Ohio Short Season A affiliate. He was originally signed out […]
The books have closed on the first month of play in the Cow League, and all teams have completed their first 11 games of an 82-game schedule. So far, some clear early leaders and laggers have emerged, such as the hot-hitting Hillsborough Dinos (California) and Gatineau Devil Bears (Battle Creek), both of whom are leading […]