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Spring Training Update

After the second season of the California Winter League wrapped up, four players are fighting for roster spots on MLB teams.  Two players, Beau Brett (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Jonathan Johnston (Oakland Athletics) were affiliated with big league teams w

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CWL’s Castillo Inks Contract With Rays

Keith Castillo, former USC catcher and member of the California Winter League’s Canada A’s, has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Castillo tore through CWL pitching, batting .368 with a home run. He was also a perfect 6-6 on stol

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CWL’s Dixon Heeds MLB-Star Berkman’s Advice

It turns out even a five-time Major League All-Star knows a thing or two about failure. Just ask the California Winter League’s Russell Dixon. When the Houston Astros released Dixon, merely two days before the end of Spring Training 2010, it was persona

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A’s Top Coyotes 9-2 to Claim 2011 Championship

Behind the right arm of Matt Walker, the Canada A’s topped the Palm Desert Coyotes 9-2 to claim their first CWL title. Walker threw a gem, pitching the whole game for Canada while surrendering only eight hits and striking out seven. The A’s brought ch

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Alex Cowart Triumphs After Tragedy

In the fall of 2006, Alex Cowart arrived at Adrian College (Adrian, Michigan) as a member of the Adrian College baseball team.  As an incoming freshman, he did not know a single person. The first person he met was fellow freshman and third baseman, Chad

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A’s, Coyotes to Square Off in Championship Game

Palm Springs, CA – February 18, 2011 – Playoff excitement was in the air on Friday in Palm Springs, trying to displace the threatening rain clouds, as all four teams played for a chance to make it to the championship game. In the first playoff game, t

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CWL Players Prepare for Life After Baseball

The California Winter League (CWL) is designed to help baseball players chase their dream of getting signed by a major league organization.  And while the goal is to get signed, the odds of making a big league roster are infinitesimal.  That is why two

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Around the World in 80 Games

In baseball, the batter’s objective is to make it home safely. California Winter League infielder Drew Taddia decided to collect a few stamps in his passport before coming home. He first played for the Palm Springs Chill in 2008. “Playing for Gary Tem

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