LINCOLN -- The Saltdogs signed RHP Derek Gordon, younger brother of Kansas City Royals All Star Alex, to a contract for the 2017 season Wednesday. Gordon, a Lincoln native and Southeast HS alum, spent the last two years in the Royals organization. The 6-foot-6, 25-year old hurler went 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA in 34 [...]
LINCOLN -- The Saltdogs signed INF Christian Ibarra, who hit .371 for the club in 2016 before signing with the Twins, along with RHP Leuris Gomez, LHP Zac Person and LHP Kris Regas. They also acquired C Brent Dean in a trade with Wichita. In 19 games for Lincoln last season, Ibarra ranked third in [...]
LINCOLN -- The Saltdogs are proud to announce that the Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of RHP Shairon Martis. Martis is coming off a brilliant run during the Netherlands' semifinals surge in the World Baseball Classic, where he went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in four games. The newly-minted 30-year old (March 30) from [...]
LINCOLN -- The Saltdogs acquired veteran infielder and former College World Series Most Outstanding Player Tommy Mendonca (men-DOAN-suh) in a trade with Sioux City Wednesday, in exchange for future considerations. The 28-year old from Turlock, Calif. belted eight home runs with 18 doubles and 61 RBI last season for Sioux City. He hit .311 with [...]
LINCOLN -- The Saltdogs acquired former American Association Pitcher of the Year Taylor Stanton in a trade with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. To complete the deal, Lincoln sent OF Robby Kuzdale to Fargo. Stanton went 9-4 with a 2.43 ERA, tossing three complete games to garner top pitcher recognition for Fargo in 2013. The 29-year old [...]
LINCOLN -- Five players on the Lincoln Saltdogs roster are set to play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, led by INF Curt Smith and RHP Shairon Martis. Playing for the Netherlands alongside Smith and Martis will be three recent Saltdogs acquisitions: OF Randolph Oduber, C Dashenko Ricardo and OF Chris Garia. The Dutch squad, [...]
LINCOLN -- Saltdogs baseball will now be broadcast exclusively on ESPN 1480 AM, the club and radio station announced Tuesday. Play-by-play coverage of all 100 regular-season games can also be heard online at ESPN1480.com. “We are very excited about this new opportunity to have all our games carried on ESPN1480 for our 17th season of [...]
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The Saltdogs acquired RHP Jake Kuebler, a former Lincoln Southeast First Team Super-State hurler and Kansas City Royals prospect, along with INF Cody Lenahan in a trade with Sioux City on Wednesday.
The American Association announced its 100-game schedule for the 2017 season, and the Saltdogs begin their campaign May 19, with the Haymarket Park opener set for May 25.