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Crawdads Officially Sign on to Become High A Rangers Affiliate

SAL Hickory Crawdads February 9, 2021 - Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads formally accepted the invitation from the Texas Rangers to become their new High-A Affiliate. The affiliation becomes official after the 'Dads signed Major League Baseball's Professional Development License (PDL) on Tuesday. The 10-year agreement assures that Texas' High-A team will call Hickory home through the 2030 season. "We're thrilled to make things official with the Rangers and become the new High-A Affiliate," Crawdads General Manager Douglas Locascio said. "We are excited to be ... Full Story

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Drive Announces Coaching Staff for 2021 Season

SAL Greenville Drive February 1, 2021 - GREENVILLE, S.C. - In conjunction with the Boston Red Sox, the Greenville Drive announced their coaching staff for the upcoming 2021 season. A mix of familiar and fresh faces will guide the Drive as baseball and its family friendly entertainment returns to Fluor Field in 2021 following a 20-month absence. The upcoming season will feature a reboot of the Drive's 15th Anniversary season and give fans a chance to see the maturation of the Drive's 2019 team, as Greenville moves to the Class A Advanced level. Manager Iggy Su... Full Story

Rays GM Neander and RiverDogs Manager Butera Hold Charleston Press Conference

SAL Charleston RiverDogs January 29, 2021 - CHARLESTON, SC - Six weeks after receiving an invitation to become one of the Tampa Bay Rays' minor league affiliates, the Charleston RiverDogs on Friday hosted a press conference with Rays GM Erik Neander and 2021 RiverDogs manager Blake Butera as part of the team's 2021 Hot Stove Banquet, presented by Container Maintenance Corporation. Neander, who has been the primary architect of the Rays' roster - which yielded both an AL Championship and top minor league system honors in 2020 - voiced the club's enthusiasm about the... Full Story

BlueClaws Collecting Fan Memories for 20th Anniversary Season

SAL Jersey Shore BlueClaws January 27, 2021 - JERSEY SHORE, NJ - The BlueClaws are building up towards their 20th Anniversary Season and are reaching out to the Jersey Shore community to help celebrate the milestone summer. Through a form on (click here), fans can share their favorite stories, favorite memories, favorite players, and notable moments from their time as a fan of the BlueClaws. Additionally, the team is collecting emails at a special new email address: There, fans can send pictures, videos, and additional comments. Aft... Full Story

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