Minors Stories

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2016-11-03 14:47:23 UTC – # comments here

It began as a $50 bet. It ended in marriage. What happened in between is a story of sports, love and timing for Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls outfielder Brandon Guyer and Lindsay Murphy, with a little bit of Hollywood mixed in. View Complete Story

MLB: Jhan Marinez: From Socks And Sticks To MLB

2016-10-21 21:36:19 UTC – # comments here

It’s only happened six times. Jhan Marinez is a footnote to baseball history. Fourteen months after making his major league debut with the Florida Marlins, Marinez was traded to the Chicago White Sox – for a manager. It’s just one of the unusual steps for Jhan Marinez as he paces through his baseball career. View Complete Story

Minors: Curt Casali: This Was The Dream

2016-10-15 14:36:55 UTC – # comments here

One moment, he's searching frantically for his cell phone. The next moment, he's overcome with emotions. A 6-foot, 2-inch, cerebral, measured and introspective catcher is reduced to a puddle of emotions. What happened in between is what he's been playing for his entire life. All that remains is an empty locker. In Curt Casali's words: This was the dream. View Complete Story

Minors: Jonathan Diaz: Road from Hurricanes to Raleigh To Fenway

2016-10-07 16:30:38 UTC – # comments here

Growing up in the shadows of "The U" in Coral Gables, FL, Jonathan Diaz’s baseball options were fairly limited. Standing 5'9", and not blessed with power, Diaz has the innate ability to defend, yet he understands his baseball margins. What Diaz trusts are his baseball instincts and his heart for the game he’s been playing as an undersized ballplayer since he was a kid. But being small would never be an excuse. Now, the former Wolfpack infielder is one call from the majors leagues. View Complete Story

Minors: Jeremy Dowdy: Wakefield Star Coming Home

2016-10-06 17:33:11 UTC – # comments here

The call came early last Friday morning. He saw his manager’s number on the screen and quickly shook the morning fog from his head. Jeremy Dowdy, a product of Wakefield High School and Appalachian State, was heading to Triple-A. Sure, Dowdy had been to Triple-A before. However, a one-day stint at the end of the 2013 season hardly qualified. This time, it would be more permanent. Hence the call. View Complete Story

College: Adam Wilk: Sharing The Glove

2016-10-04 20:27:50 UTC – # comments here

Growing up in southern California, Adam Wilk had the same dream as thousands of kids across the country. He wanted to play Major League Baseball. But as the son of a single mom where money was tight, just having a glove wasn’t a given for Wilk. Now, five years after making his debut with Detroit, Wilk is endeavoring to ensure that young kids in his neighborhood don’t face similar struggles. View Complete Story
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