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Indy League Notebook

J.J. Cooper -

The Sioux City Explorers (Northern) sold a pair of righthanders, Tony Evans and Mitch Wylie, to affiliated clubs in the span of four days. Evans signed with the Athletics, who sent him to Class A Kane County, while the Giants signed Mitch Wylie and sent him to Triple-A Fresno.

Minors | #2005#Independent Audit

Indy League Notebook

J.J. Cooper -

For a couple of days, the Camden Riversharks managed to put together a 2004 draft class that would make any scouting director happy. When righthander Jared Weaver joined shortstop Stephen Drew on the Riversharks roster, Camden became the only pro club to have two of last year's top 15 picks on its roster.

Minors | #2005#Independent Audit

Upstart League Mines For Gold

J.J. Cooper -

For a league that has yet to play its first game, the Golden Baseball League has been on a roll. The new independent league that began as a class project at Stanford Business School has managed to make itself the most viable startup league to try to give independent league baseball a try in several years.

Minors | #2005#Independent Audit

Indy League Notebook

J.J. Cooper -

Just two years ago, the Atlantic League's Pennsylvania Road Warriors fielded a team where Spanish was spoken in the clubhouse nearly as often as English. Now the Latin American influence is disappearing as independent teams find it harder to secure visas for foreign players.

Minors | #2005#Independent Audit