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San Diego Padres Sign Can-Am League’s Batting Leader

The Can-Am League announced on Thursday that the league's leading hitter, Bridger Hunt, has signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres. This will be Hunt's second time in affiliated ball. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Angels Sign Atlantic League’s Best, Ink Jason Urquidez and D-Train

Mike Scioscia is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the game. His Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play a National League style, never hesitating to lay down a bunt when needed. Over the last few years, however, the Angels have ... (Continue reading)

Padres Sign Australian Baseball League’s Triple Crown Winner Adam Buschini

Adam Buschini had an All-Star season with the independent Amarillo Sox of the American Association.  According to the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, in 96 games, he batted .354—good enough for third in the league—and belted 14 ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Athletics Purchase Contract of RedHawks’ Ryan Delgado

Ryan Delgado, the designated hitter/catcher for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the Independent American Association, has had his contract purchased by the Oakland Athletics.  According to a January 11 press release from the AA, Delgado is the fifth RedHawks ... (Continue reading)

Why Barry Bonds Is a First-Ballot Hall of Famer

I am not telling anyone anything they don’t already know. Barry Bonds was a Hall of Famer before the steroids issue and he is a Hall of Famer after the steroids issue.  The Hall of Fame should be ... (Continue reading)

Scott Kazmir’s Progress Leads to Rumblings Throughout MLB

Two games into Scott Kazmir’s Winter League season and he is sitting with a 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.00.  While most would look at that and not even have a second thought, to others, including Major League ... (Continue reading)

Former First-Round Pick Scott Kazmir Has Earned an MLB Spring Training Invite

Scott Kazmir’s final start of the season wasn’t one to write home about about: 4.2 innings, two earned runs, three hits, six walks and three strikeouts. But considering that it was the final start of his comeback ... (Continue reading)

Scott Kazmir Holds Long Island Ducks Scoreless, Strikes out Five

For the third consecutive game, Scott Kazmir has pitched good enough to win.  Monday night, Kazmir, who is coming off back-to-back victories, held the Long Island Ducks scoreless for five innings, surrendered only six hits, struck out five ... (Continue reading)

Scott Kazmir Walks Eight, Loses Fifth Game

Eight walks sounds bad, but there are plenty of positives to be found in Scott Kazmir’s last start.  Kazmir was facing the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for the second time since beginning his comeback.  The first time, they roughed him ... (Continue reading)

Jose Canseco Jumps Leagues, Signs with Rio Grande

Jose Canseco, age 48, has left the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League and signed with the independent Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings of the North American League.  The Valley Morning Star reports that Canseco—still an official member of ... (Continue reading)