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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Indy standouts Towles and Bierman make the jump

By: Devon Teeple

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Bal Weekly Perspective

Towles wrangled by Rangers

Veteran catcher and Bridgeport Bluefish, J.R. Towles has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. Towles has spent the majority of his career in the Houston Astros organization, but the last two years has bounced around with the Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers' minor league squads. Never having been in a starting role, Towles has put together some very good numbers in the minors. He's a career .285 hitter with a .384 OBP. Unfortunately, that didn't translate over to the major league game. From 2007 to 2011, Towles appeared in 155 games batting .187 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI. In his only independent season Towles lit up the stat page. In 67 games with the Bluefish he went deep 11 times and drove in 37, while putting together a .930 OPS. Towles has since appeared in two games for the Rangers' Triple A, Round Rock Express and has not disappointed batting .286 with four RBI.

Link-ed to Marlins, Wingnuts' ace sold to Miami

By: Devon Teeple

Wichita Wingnuts ace, Jon Link, has had his contract purchased by the Miami Marlins and will be reporting to Miami's Double A affiliate, according to a Wingnuts press release.

This isn't Link's first go-around. Link was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 26th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft from Bluefield College. Since '05, he's appeared in over 410 minor league games and accumulated 93 saves pitching for a variety of teams including the Padres, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, and the Detroit Tigers at every minor league level. He made his Major League debut with the Dodgers in 2010 appearing in ten games.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Bluefish sign Bonser

By: Devon Teeple

Former first-round pick Boof Bonser signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, according to a press release issued yesterday.

Bonser played four seasons at the Major League level (between 2006 and 2010), and spent the majority of his career with the Minnesota Twins. His best season came in 2007. In 30 starts, Bonser went 8-12 with a 5.10 ERA in 173 innings.

Hello Kitty to visit MLB Fan Cave and Yankee Stadium

By: Devon Teeple

As discussed in early April, Sanrio, Inc. and Hello Kitty are expanding their relationship with Major League Baseball.

In celebration of Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary, and in conjunction with her global 'Share a Hug with Hello Kitty' campaign, she will be sharing hugs with all of her fans. Even cooler is the fact that each hug shared will be tracked and added to the Global Hug Report. To view the tracking system and to witness first hand how big and popular this phenomenon is, check out this real time display feature.

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