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  • OKC Dodgers pitcher Ryan Buchter developing into a reliable reliever

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Ryan Buchter watched his parents work blue-collar jobs nearly every day of his childhood only to find himself bringing that same attitude to the mound. A 6-foot-3 left-hander armed with an overpowering fastball, Buchter has turned into the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ most reliable reliever with a...

  • OKC Dodgers place Cuban infielder Hector Olivera on DL

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Cuban infielder Hector Olivera's tenure with the Oklahoma City Dodgers has been placed on hold. The organization placed Olivera on the 7-day disabled list Tuesday retroactive to Sunday and he returned to the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona. Olivera injured his hamstring...

  • Report: Pete Rose bet on baseball as player in 1986

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    New documents obtained by ESPN's Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents indicate that Rose not only bet on baseball while he was a manager - which Rose admitted to in...

  • Heaney, Bradley, Gray on 25 best pitchers under 25 list

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Who are the best pitchers in Major League Baseball under 25? That's an ongoing argument, but's Dan Szymborski has three Oklahoma natives on his list. Even though each has struggled this season with consistency, Andrew Heaney (24 years old), Archie Bradley (22) and Jonathan Gray (23)...

  • OKC Dodgers notebook: Hector Olivera finishes double shy of cycle in 6-3 win over Memphis

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND JOHN WALKER | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    With each at-bat, Cuban infielder Hector Olivera looks more and more like a major leaguer.

  • OKC Dodgers: Scott Schebler has restored confidence following brief promotion

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Scott Schebler's mom, Deb, didn't get the chance to see her son play in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers two weeks ago. That's because Schebler was only in the major leagues for one day. While Deb's flight was landing in Los Angeles the day after her son's major league debut,...

  • Former Westmoore, SWOSU standout Kevin Hyde takes intriguing path from San Antonio Spurs to Memphis Redbirds

    BY JOHN WALKER | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Memphis Redbirds strength and conditioning coach Kevin Hyde is returning to his old roots as the Oklahoma City Dodgers host the Redbirds this weekend. The former Westmoore and Southwestern Oklahoma State baseball standout has had an interesting path to Memphis. He served as a volunteer...

  • OKC Dodgers notebook: Scott Schebler hits walk-off home run in win over Memphis

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND JOHN WALKER | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Nearly the entire season, Oklahoma City outfielder Scott Schebler hit eighth in the Dodgers’ lineup, but Thursday night he found himself hitting cleanup. It turned out to be a brilliant move by manager Damon Berryhill as Schebler provided the game-tying hit and walk-off home run in Oklahoma...

  • OKC Dodgers: Cuban infielder Hector Olivera’s journey to majors takes him through OKC

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Hector Olivera didn’t quite grimace when asked what the journey from Cuba was like, but he was close. “The journey from Cuba to where I went first to Haiti was very dangerous, but thank God I’m here right now,” Olivera said through a translator. Olivera played his fifth game with Oklahoma...

  • Former Stillwater HS pitcher Brett Anderson not a fan of pitching in Texas heat

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson isn't holding back his thoughts on pitching in Texas The former Stillwater High School pitcher said via Twitter "no clue why you would ever want to pitch for the Rangers...the climate is beyond awful." Anderson, born in Midland, Texas, pitched against the...

  • St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, for hacking into the internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information...

  • San Diego Padres fire manager Bud Black

    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The San Diego Padres fired manager Bud Black on Monday and said bench coach Dave Roberts will serve in the role until an interim replacement is found. The Padres, who revamped their team this season with trades for closer Craig Kimbrel, and outfielders Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Midwest City...

  • All-State baseball: How Corey Zangari became a power hitter people will tell stories about

    BY JACOB UNRUH Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    From his early high school home runs to his final three at this season’s state tournament that captivated fans, Zangari’s home runs are already going further and further with each person and his bat flips are getting more epic with each tale.

  • Scott Boras has gone from farming to baseball super agent

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Scott Boras grew up on a farm in California hearing about the faraway land his grandmother owned in Ada always wondering what it was like. “We lived on a ranch so I only knew from geography it was far away,” Boras said. “I’ve went and seen the land. It’s not pretty, but we do have an Oklahoma...

  • OKC Dodgers notebook: Dodgers end home skid

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Former Broken Arrow standout Andy Wilkins delivered the big three-run homer in the sixth off former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito in the Dodgers’ 3-1 win over Nashville in front of 5,537 fans.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Veterans Barry Zito, Scott Baker finally cross paths

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Baker came out victorious in a pitchers' duel in which each pitcher made one mistake — Zito’s proving more costly — in Oklahoma City’s 3-2 victory to end a five-game losing streak at home.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Catcher/outfielder Gage Green drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers

    By J. Scott Russell Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas (TNS) | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The Los Angeles Dodgers made former Oklahoma State catcher Gage Green their pick in the 35th round of Wednesday’s Major League Draft. But the 1,062nd pick in the draft wasn’t around to see it happen. “My girlfriend and I went out to get something to eat,” he admitted. “While we were out she...

  • St. Louis Cardinals: Stillwater native Matt Holliday hurt as Cards suffer ugly loss


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS)

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    DENVER • As ugly as things got on the scoreboard for the Cardinals and at times in the field for them Monday at Coors Field, nothing compared to the sight of the wrenched right leg and unfiltered agony they watched from a teammate in left field during the second inning. Running as if to...

  • Time of game down across Minor League Baseball

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

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