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Durable Lefty Pollorena Returns to Birds

January 23, 2020 - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The man they call "Pollo" is back with the Sioux Falls Canaries. Versatile left-hander Luis Pollorena is returning for a third season with the Birds, the club announced Thursday. "Luis is really really good, and he can throw in any situation." Canaries manager Mike Meyer said. "He'll be a big piece for our bullpen this year." Pollorena threw in all sorts of scenarios in 2019, from making a spot start to working out of jams in the bullpen. On the whole he posted a 3.81 ERA, striking out 59 and wal... Full Story

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Mariners Extend 21 Invitations to Major League Spring Training

January 23, 2020 - Of the 21 players that have been added to the spring training roster (in addition to the 40-man roster), 18 were members of the Mariners organization last season and 15 are homegrown products having been originally drafted or signed by Seattle. Furthermore, of the 21 invited players, three were named to Baseball America's Top-100 Prospects List earlier today: outfielder Julio Rodriguez (No. 8), outfielder Jarred Kelenic (No. 11) and right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert (No. 59). They will join first baseman Evan White (No. 54)... Full Story

Neborak to Leave Express

January 23, 2020 - Eau Claire, Wis. - Andy Neborak informed the staff of the Eau Claire Express of his intention to resign from the organization and explore new job opportunities within the Chippewa Valley. Since joining the Express as an intern while attending UW-Eau Claire in 2007, Neborak has served in many capacities, most recently as the team's Chief Financial Officer. Bill Rowlett, Managing Director of the Express, was surprised by Neborak's announcement but was supportive of his decision. "Dale (Varsho) and I wish Andy the very best ... Full Story

Grasshoppers Announce 2020 Coaching Staff

January 23, 2020 - (Greensboro, NC) The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Kieran Mattison will be the new manager for the 2020 Greensboro Grasshoppers. Pitching coach Stan Kyles and hitting coach Jonny Tucker will join Mattison. Matt McNamee will be the Athletic Trainer and Adam Marso the strength and conditioning coach. Kieran Mattison is in his fourth season as a manager in the Pirates system. He spent the 2019 season with Bristol and led the club to a 34-33 record, with a postseason berth for the first time since 2002. He led the West Virgini... Full Story

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