The Miami Storm will lose Francisco Erazo for about four weeks after he fielded a ball in today’s game against the Tidals. What was at first thought to be a sprained ankle turned out to be a more serious heart issue. The 39-year-old left fielder has been order to take strict bed rest.
Miami may be able to weather the loss, as Erazo is only batting .148 after 8 games this year. Forbes Peddle will get the nod as his replacement for the time being. Continue reading “Storm Lose Erazo for 4 Weeks; Bai Out for Season”
The California Tidals crashed into Miami, but the storm erupted on the field as Storm shortstop Jose Gonzales took exception to being hit by a pitch from Sjaak Mills in a testy game 2 of their series today.
The brawl sparked a huge come back for Miami, who had started the bottom of the 4th down by six runs, with California holding a commanding 7-1 lead. Continue reading “Tidals-Storm Clash Leads to Suspensions”
The rebuilding California Tidals have executed yet another trade this off-season, sending 28-year-old catcher Mike Krenz to the Toronto Nomads in exchange for right-handed bullpen arm Juan Avila.
The 26-year-old Avila is seen as a good fit for the rebuilding Tidals, after a great season in the Nomads bullpen in 2017, in which he went 3-1 with a pair of saves, and held an ERA of just 1.21 over 22.1 innings. Continue reading “Nomads Deal Avila to California”
The Detroit Motorheads only signed him in November, but 2017’s strikeout king William Febres is going moving back to the Lake League East to play for the Rimouski Fighting Moose.
Febres played for the New York Dragons last season, and racked up a league-leading 188 K’s in 118.1 innings, though his record was a forgettable 4-8 and his ERA just a slightly better than league average 3.18. Continue reading “Rimouski Acquires Febres in Huge Trade”
Minor League News
The Clearwater Sluggers have maintained their clutch on the top spot in the Florida Rookie League weekly team rankings once again, but the Naples Admirals and Jacksonville Beach Ravens have made impressive strides to catch up. The Admirals and Ravens were 5th and 6th in last week’s rankings, but have improved to 2nd and 3rd respectively for […]
The Gold Coast Stars in the Bull Oceanic Winter League have announced their roster and lineups for the January start to the season, and they have managed to land some of the most talented players from both the Boston and California minor league organizations. Right-hander Kyoshi Shintani was a first round draft pick for the […]
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.
The books are closed on the first half of the AAA-level Cow League’s 2017 regular season, capped off by an exciting All-Star Game, the first-ever such contest for that minor league. So far, the Portland Timberwolves (Montreal Metros) hold a commanding edge in the Frontier League with a 30-14 record, while the Hillsborough Dinos (California […]