Thirty one have been in the majors so far this season, only six behind the count for all of last season and that was the second best year on record.
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The surprising announcement that the New Britain (CT) Rock Cats are planning to move to nearby Hartford in 2016 opens up what could be a very fine market for either the Atlantic or Can-Am League. Both are likely to be interested because of the strong attendance history and the quality stadium…How many pitchers does it take to throw a seven-inning no-hitter? Winnipeg used five to blank Sioux Falls, SD, 3-0, and collect a road victory in the American Association…hot-hitting David Peralta picked up two more hits to keep his average above .400 in his young major league career with Arizona Friday night. Peralta also continues to use social media to show how grateful he is to various people who have helped him. He used Facebook to tell the Wichita (KS) Wingnuts, the first of two American Association stops (Amarillo, TX was the last one), how much he appreciated everyone’s help, singling out hitting coach Jose Amada, who the outfielder said “helped me learn a lot about hitting”. Peralta was part of establishing two records in his very first game with the D-Backs. The team started an all-Venezuelan outfield (Peralta, Ender Inciarte, Gerardo Parra), a first for a National League team, and along with Miguel Montero and Martin Prado it marked the first time five Venezuelan natives were in a starting lineup in either major league.
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