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HOW IS THIS FOR PARITY?
All four teams in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League have posted 5-5 records in their last 10 games. Pennsylvania rivals Lancaster and York share the first-half lead with nine games remaining while Sugar Land, TX, which has 10 games to play, trails by two and a half games. Southern Maryland (Waldorf) is well off the pace. York is the most recent team to lose a player to a major league organization. Reliever Julio DePaula (2.42 in 28 appearances) had his contract purchased by Baltimore this week.
Pitchers Cody Eppley, who was in the major league camp of the Pittsburgh Pirates this spring, has been let go by the Bucs out of Triple-A. The same fate hit veteran major leaguer Mike MacDougal, who was with Seattle’s top farm club. Eppley was signed by Pittsburgh after last season with Lancaster while MacDougal also has Atlantic League experience with Camden, NJ.
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