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Trivino's MLB debut followed by a win
April 19, 2018

Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) began his MLB career with a hectic, but enjoyable 24 hours in Oakland.

Trivino learned of his promotion at a Des Moines, Iowa pizza restaurant late Monday night. On Tuesday evening he made his MLB debut with a scoreless ninth inning as the Oakland A’s defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-2.

On Wednesday afternoon the A’s and White Sox were involved in a 14 inning marathon affair. Trivino tossed three scoreless innings, the 12th, 13th and 14th. Matt Olsen’s walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th gave the A’s a 12-11 victory and Trivino picked up his first MLB win.

Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) recorded a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday evening as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 15-5.

Trivino called up by the Oakland A's
April 17, 2018

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Lou Trivino (Slippery Rock, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) was called up by the Oakland A’s from the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday.

The 6-5 RHP had a save in three appearances with Nashville and retired all 13 batters he faced, eight by strikeouts.

The former ACBL All-Star joins former Blazer teammate and current Toronto Blue Jay reliever Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers, 2011) in the American League and will be the 109th former ACBL player to reach the Major Leagues.

In other MLB transactions RHP Kevin McCarthy (Marist, Sag Harbor, 2011) and LHP Donnie Hart (Texas State, Westhampton, 2010) were recalled to the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles respectively on April 13.

RHP Casey Lawrence (Albright, Kutztown, 2008-09) was optioned to Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners on April 14. Hart was optioned back to Norfolk on April 15 after not allowing an earned run in two relief appearances for the O’s.

Tropeano is outstanding in return to Angels
April 13, 2018

Nick Tropeano Photo Courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Nick Tropeano returns from Tommy John Surgery

RHP Nick Tropeano (Stony Brook, Riverhead) made his first MLB start since July 18, 2016 a big one as he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 7-1 Los Angeles Angels win over the Kansas City Royals.

The former ACBL All-Star struck out six with two walks and threw 88 pitches. Tropeano underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2016.

The Angels are off to their best start since 1979 with five straight wins and a 11-3 record.

Blue Jays recall Mayza from Buffalo
April 11, 2018

LHP Tim Mayza (Millersville, Quakertown Blazers) was recalled to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Mayza posted a 1.69 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in ten relief appearances in spring training.

Several former ACBL players are off to good starts in the Major Leagues.

RHP Zack Godley (Tennessee, Southampton) has allowed only one run in two starts with 2-0 record for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has an 0.64 ERA in 14 innings.

D-Back teammate SS Nick Ahmed (UConn, Westhampton) is hitting .321 with eight RBIs.

LHP Chris O’Grady (George Mason, North Jersey Eagles) has six relief appearances for the Miami Marlins with a 1.59 ERA and 0.88 WHIP.

Former ACBL players report for spring training
February 15, 2018

Twenty former ACBL players are reporting to Major League spring training sites this week in preparation for the 2018 season. The following list includes players on the 40-man roster and non-roster invitees (NRI).

Angels, Nick Tropeano, RHP
A’s, Lou Trivino, RHP
Blue Jays, Tim Mayza, LHP
Diamondbacks, Zack Godley, RHP
Diamondbacks, Nick Ahmed,SS
Marlins, Chris O’Grady, LHP
Mariners, NRI, Matt Festa, RHP
Mariners, NRI, Casey Lawrence,RHP
Orioles, Donnie Hart, LHP
Padres, NRI, Kyle Lloyd, RHP
Reds, Stuart Turner,C
Rockies, Jordan Patterson,1B
Royals, Heath Fillmyer,RHP
Royals, Kevin McCarthy, RHP
Royals, NRI, Frank Schwindel, 1B
Royals, NRI, Nick Dini, C
Twins, Zack Granite, OF
Twins, Aaron Slegers, RHP
White Sox, NRI, Seby Zavala, C
Yankees, NRI, Cody Carroll, RHP

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