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Wingnuts Release 2016 Schedule; Will Open at Home

November 24, 2015 - WICHITA, KS - The Wichita Wingnuts have won a division title in each of the last five seasons. The path to a sixth consecutive title, and third straight in the South, has been laid. The American Association and the Wichita Wingnuts released the team's 2016 schedule on Friday. The Wingnuts ninth season will get underway at home on Thursday, May 19th as the Lincoln Saltdogs travel to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium for the first of a four-game series. Following the season-opening series, the Nuts will take their first road trip of ... Full Story

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'Dogs Add Arms, Including Former MLBer Reed

November 24, 2015 - LINCOLN - The Saltdogs added two big arms to their 2016 pitching staff, acquiring former big league RHP Evan Reed and RHP Randy Hamrick. The hard-throwing Reed pitched for the Detroit Tigers in 2013-14, striking out 43 in 55 2/3 innings with a 4.20 ERA. A former third round pick, Reed posted a 2.79 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 9 2/3 frames for Amarillo last season. The 29-year old from Santa Maria, Calif. has gone 21-27 with a 3.99 ERA and 46 saves, striking out 487 batters in 517 innings over nine professional seasons... Full Story

T-Bones Re-Sign '15 MVP and KC Native Tenbrink

November 24, 2015 - KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City T-Bones announced they've re-signed their 2015 MVP, utility player Nate Tenbrink, to a contract for the 2016 season. Tenbrink, an Olathe, Kan., native, played in 96 of Kansas City's 99 games last season. He batted a team-best .335 and was first in runs (67), hits (121), doubles (23), triples (5), walks (54) and on-base percentage (.418). Additionally, Tenbrink's 17 stolen bases were second on the club. Although he played 68 games at third base, Tenbrink saw action at first base, shor... Full Story

American Association Player of the Year Vinny DiFazio Re-Signs with Saints

November 23, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN (November 23, 2015) - It didn't take long for catcher Vinny DiFazio to become a fan favorite. Off the field he was personable, his spot on celebrity impressions were played on the CHS Field videoboard and he became a quote machine for the local media. Oh, and he could play a little baseball. The American Association Player of the Year has re-signed with the Saints and will once again be behind the dish at CHS Field. The 29-year-old DiFazio was one of the most feared hitters in the league all season. DiFazio ... Full Story

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