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Independent Baseball Transaction Roundup Aug. 7-11

Independent Baseball Transaction Roundup Aug. 7-11

Independent league baseball clubs made roster moves in the first full week of August, with eyes on the postseason push.

Aug 12, 2023 by Kyle Kensing
Independent Baseball Transaction Roundup Aug. 7-11

A trade in the Frontier League sent a standout starting pitcher to the Tri-City ValleyCats ahead of their postseason push, as the calendar turned to August, and clubs ready for the stretch run of 2023. 

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The ValleyCats — tied atop the win column in the Frontier League with the Gateway Grizzlies and Quebec Capitales — landed right-handed pitcher Angelo Baez in a deal with the Lake Erie Crushers. Lake Erie received righty Elliot Carney and a player to be named later. 

Baez wrapped up his stint with Lake Erie on Aug. 8, pitching seven innings and striking out a season-high nine batters. The trade was made one day later, solidifying the starting pitching rotation for a Tri-City club that ranks 10th in the Frontier League with a team ERA of 5.19. 


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In the Pioneer League, Lavoisier Fisher signed as a free agent with the Grand Junction Jackalopes. 

Fisher completed an impressive college career at Albany State, where in 2022, he hit .405 with 12 home runs. Fisher pushed that number to 14 in 2023 and hit .321 in 168 at-bats for the Rams. 

Here’s a list of transactions throughout the leagues during the last week:

Atlantic League

Aug. 10

Lancaster Barstormers

  • Signed RHP Matt Swarmer 

Spire City Ghost Hounds

  • RHP Griffin Roberts retired 

Aug. 8 

Lake Erie Crushers 

  • Signed free agent RHP Parker Bugg

Long Island Ducks

  • Signed free agent RHP Jack Anderson

Aug. 5 

Lexington Counter Clocks

  • Signed CF Zach Watson 

Frontier League

Aug. 10

Gateway Grizzlies

  • Signed INF Cole Barr

Aug. 9 

Lake Erie Crusher

  • Traded RHP Angelo Baez to the Tri-City ValleyCats for RHP Elliot Carney and a player to be named later
  • Signed RHP Stephen Chamblee.

Aug. 8 

Joliet Slammers

  • Signed catcher Nicco Toni 

Lake Erie Crushers

  • Signed OF Hector Roa

Ottawa Titans

  • Signed RHP Connor Kelly

Washington Wild Things

  • Signed OF Tomas Sanchez

Aug. 7 

 Trois-Rivieres Aigles 

  • Signed 1B Malik Williams

Aug. 6

Florence Y'alls

  • Signed RHP Ross Thompson 

Aug. 5

Ottawa Titans

  • Signed UT Michael Fuhrman 

Wind City Thunderbolts 

  • Signed RHP Aaron Husson 

Pioneer League

Aug. 7

Glacier Range Riders

  • Signed Jake Mackenzie 

Grand Junction Jackalopes

  • Signed Lavoisier Fisher 

Ogden Raptors

  • Signed Matthew Hess

Aug. 4

Missoula PaddleHeads

  • Signed Julian Tristan 

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