The Suburbanite

Posted Jul 30, 2016 at 2:46 PM

AKRON  Being a career catcher isn’t what it used to be. Playing catcher, especially at the major league level, used to be a pursuit that a player engaged in for his entire career. Now, many top catchers come up through the minors playing the position only to shift to another spot on the field later in their career. Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is the most prominent recent example, but the Cleveland Indians have one of their own in leadoff hitter Carlos...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:49 AM

AKRON  It was Akron’s chance to shine on the big stage and, like its favorite native son in last month’s NBA Finals, the city put on quite a performance in hosting the 2016 Eastern League All-Star Game at Canal...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Minor league baseball is a hybrid of trying to win while keeping player development as the top priority.

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