Independent League news, rumors and injuries
Independent League | Carlos Zambrano signs with Long Island
Wed, 08 May 2013 08:41:24 -0700
The Long Island Ducks signed free-agent SP Carlos Zambrano (Marlins) to an undisclosed contract.
Share: | Source: CBSSports.com - Mike Axisa
Independent League | Roger Clemens will not pitch in Mexican League
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:34:46 -0800
Randy Hendricks, the agent for former MLB SP Roger Clemens, dismissed the idea that his client would pitch in the Mexican League. He added that Clemens only pitched for the independent Sugarland Skeeters last season because it was 20 minutes from home and he wanted to play with his son, Koby.
Share: | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick
Independent League | Jose Canseco signs to play in Can-Am League
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:46:44 -0700
The Worcester Tornadoes, of the Can-Am League, signed former MLB OF Jose Canseco to an undisclosed deal.
Share: | Source: NESN.com - Mike Cole
Independent League | J.R. House signs with Long Island
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 07:58:35 -0800
Free-agent C J.R. House (Mets) signed an undisclosed deal with the Long Island Ducks, of the Atlantic League, USAToday.com reports.
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Independent League | Elijah Dukes arrested
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 19:10:23 -0700
Former OF Elijah Dukes has been arrested on charges related to failing to pay child support, according to The Associated Press.
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Independent League | Mark Prior converting to reliever
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 04:44:51 -0700
Orange County Flyers P Mark Prior is converting to a relief pitcher in hopes of making it back to the majors, AOL Fanhouse's Tom Krasovic reports. He has thrown five innings over three outings and has struck out 10 batters without allowing an earned run. He hopes to pitch for a major league team next year as a reliever and attempt to win a spot in the starting rotation in 2012. "It's taken me awhile to get my arm healthy. I think it's healthy. I think I'm starting to show that to people," Prior said. "Now I need to refine and retool everything after three or four years away from competitive games."
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Independent League | Mark Prior pitching for Orange County
Tue, 03 Aug 2010 12:49:52 -0700
Former SP Mark Prior is pitching for the Orange County Flyers of the Independent League, according to The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker.
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Independent League | Elijah Dukes signs
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:44:30 -0700
Free-agent OF Elijah Dukes (Nationals) signed with the Atlantic League's Newark Bears Thursday, July 1, according to The Associated Press.
Independent League | Michael Hollimon signs with Grand Prairie
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 03:16:13 -0700
Free-agent IF Michael Hollimon (Tigers) signed with the Grand Prairie Airhogs of the American Association, USAToday.com reports.
Independent League | Wily Mo Pena signs with Bridgeport
Mon, 31 May 2010 05:09:41 -0700
OF Wily Mo Pena signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League, according to the team's official Web site.
Independent League | James Paxton to debut
Fri, 14 May 2010 04:24:58 -0700
SP James Paxton, a 2009 sandwich pick of the Toronto Blue Jays that failed to sign, will make his professional debut for Grand Prairie in the independent American Association Friday, May 14, according to Baseball America's John Manuel. Paxton has reportedly been throwing 88-90 mph and has quite a bit of rust to shake off.
Independent League | Kevin Millar signs with St. Paul
Wed, 05 May 2010 04:00:44 -0700
Former MLB 1B Kevin Millar has signed with the St. Paul Saints, of the Independent League, according to the team's official Web site.
Independent League | Ponson signs with Long Island
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 05:25:16 -0700
The Hunterdon County Democrat's Mike Ashmore reports the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League signed SP Sidney Ponson (Royals).
Independent League | Spiezio signs with Orange County
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:01:05 -0700
The Orange County Register reports former MLB IF Scott Spiezio signed with the Orange County Flyers of the Golden Baseball League.
Independent League | Simas signs with Long Island
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:42:03 -0700
USAToday.com reports the Long Island Ducks, of the Atlantic League, signed RP Bill Simas to an undisclosed deal.