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BASEBALL Mavericks Independent Baseball League: The new four-team Mavericks League started play this week in its inaugural 2021 season. Each team will play its 48-game schedule through August at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer (OR). The league was organized by the owners of the Salem-Keizer (OR) Volcanoes team, which was a member of the former short-season Class-A Northwest League and was not offered an affiliation during the recent restructuring of Minor League Baseball. The league features ... Full Story

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Ryan Weiss Named Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week for May 10-16

AA Central Amarillo Sod Poodles AMARILLO, Texas - Sod Poodles pitcher Ryan Weiss has been named Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 10 - 16, the League announced. On the week, the Illinois native made one start on May 12 at Wichita, throwing six hitless innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. Weiss has started two games this season, combining to allow just one run on four hits in 10 innings pitched. His 0.90 ERA on the season is the lowest among Sod Poodles starting pitchers with at least two starts. Weiss is in his third professional season after being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in ... Full Story

Garcia Tabbed as Pitcher-Of-The-Week

AAA East Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders MOOSIC, PA - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders pitcher Deivi Garcia has been selected as Triple-A East's Pitcher-of-the-Week for May 10-16. Garcia is the number two prospect in the New York Yankees organization according to Baseball America. The right-hander went 1-0 with a spotless ERA over two starts against Lehigh Valley during the week, striking our a total of 16 batters and walking just two. Garcia, 21, got the nod for the RailRiders home opener against the IronPigs on May 11 and started the series finale on Sunday as well. He worked five innings in each start, striking out seven and wa... Full Story

Framber Valdez and Jake Odorizzi to Begin Rehab Assignments with Skeeters

AAA West Sugar Land Skeeters (SUGAR LAND, Texas) - Houston Astros left-hander Framber Valdez is scheduled to begin his Major League rehab assignment at 4:05 p.m. on Monday with a start for the Sugar Land Skeeters against the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi will begin his Major League rehab assignment at 6:05 pm. on Tuesday with a start for the Skeeters in Round Rock. Valdez was originally scheduled to start Sunday, and Odorizzi on Monday, prior to the postponement of Sunday's scheduled game in Round Rock due to inclement weather. The Skeeters and Express are scheduled to play a straigh... Full Story

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