BUCKS CLAIM RF ZACH ASHFORD FROM CALIFORNIA CAMP

COMMERCE, CA – Outfielder Zachary Ashford has been signed to the 2018 EPBL season at the conclusion of todays Empire League Tryout Camp in California and has been assigned to the Bucks.

Ashford, a big tall 6 foot 4 inches, 210 pound right handed batter, had a good showing at the tryout where he showed a very strong arm from right field as well as some hitting power to both sides of the field.

“Zach is going to get his opportunity to show what he’s got this season with the Bucks. Big Tall strong arm in right field will be fun to watch. I’m excited to see what he’s capable of doing” – Vp of Baseball Jerry Gonzalez

The tall Ashford out of California will be the first to sign for the Bucks this season.

The Empire League will have spring training in Delaware on June 4-8, 2018 to finalize the final 120 roster spots/contracts available. Like no other camp in the world, the EPBL is the only league that offers 120 or more contracts at their tryout camps. For those players interested in pursuing your dreams and would like a shot at professional baseball, remember, the EPBL only signs players that attend EPBL camps. This will be the last tryout camp in professional baseball this season. To be accepted, visit empireproleague.com, click the tryouts link and apply for acceptance to our spring Training Tryout camp before camp spots are filled. There are limited participants accepted into the EPBL ST Tryout camp. So players are recommended to not wait as once camp is filled, no one else will be allowed to tryout.

2017 BATTING CHAMP ASSIGNED TO EXPLORERS AFTER CALI CAMP

COMMERCE, CA – The Empire League batting champ from 2017 has signed in the California Tryout Camp today and has been assigned to the Sullivan Explorers where he will look to repeat as batting champ in 2018.

Carter hit .354 batting average in 176 Plate Appearances last season with 2 Home Runs and 25 Runs Batted In. Carter transitioned from 3rd Base to Outfield and will look to become more valuable by adding first base to his defense.

“This guy crushes balls. In the 3 rounds he got today he must have hit 10 or 12 balls 375ft or longer. There was a reason he was the batting champ last year and I’m interested to see if he can repeat this year. Hopefully we can help him advance this time around.” Vp of Baseball Jerry Gonzalez

Carter will join the team where first year manager Joey Molina has been named the teams new coach.

The Empire League will have spring training in Delaware on June 4-8, 2018 to finalize the final 120 roster spots/contracts available. Like no other camp in the world, the EPBL is the only league that offers 120 or more contracts at their tryout camps. For those players interested in pursuing your dreams and would like a shot at professional baseball, remember, the EPBL only signs players that attend EPBL camps. This will be the last tryout camp in professional baseball this season. To be accepted, visit empireproleague.com, click the tryouts link and apply for acceptance to our spring Training Tryout camp before camp spots are filled. There are limited participants accepted into the EPBL ST Tryout camp. So players are recommended to not wait as once camp is filled, no one else will be allowed to tryout.

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2015 EPBL GOLD GLOVE ABEL MEDINA ASSIGNED TO ISLANDERS

COMMERCE, CA – The EPBL position players California tryout camp concluded today with 6 players being signed to the 2018 season. One of those players is former gold glove Shortstop Abel Medina and he has been assigned to the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Medina, an experienced shortstop, was a member of the first ever EPBL Championship team and was awarded the Gold Glove award and defensive MVP in 2015.

“Being an infielder I am very picky about shortstops or infielders in general. Watching this guy showcase his talents here in California put a smile on my face. Not to mention his hitting mechanics are pro ready. It’s going to be exciting to watch this guy play this year” – VP of Baseball Jerry Gonzalez

The Empire League will have spring training in Delaware on June 4-8, 2018 to finalize the final 120 roster spots/contracts available. Like no other camp in the world, the EPBL is the only league that offers 120 or more contracts at their tryout camps. For those players interested in pursuing your dreams and would like a shot at professional baseball, remember, the EPBL only signs players that attend EPBL camps. This will be the last tryout camp in professional baseball this season. To be accepted, visit empireproleague.com, click the tryouts link and apply for acceptance to our spring Training Tryout camp before camp spots are filled. There are limited participants accepted into the EPBL ST Tryout camp. So players are recommended to not wait as once camp is filled, no one else will be allowed to tryout.

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JOEY MOLINA NAMED MANAGER OF THE SULLIVAN EXPLORERS

TAMPA, FL – The Empire Professional Baseball League have officially named Joey Molina, out of California, the new manager of the Sullivan Explorers.

Molina, who currently serves as an instructor and coach at Glendale Community College in Glendale, California, was among the top candidates for a field manager position out of over 100 applicants.

Joey has the perfect mentality that we look for. He has tremendous knowledge of the game as well as judgement of players and he is devoted to helping players advance in their careers which is what the Empire League is about. He has trained many talented ball players including one of our latest signings to the Kansas City Royals in Tarik El-Abour, and we couldn’t be happier to have Joey on board.” VP of Baseball Jerry Gonzalez

Molina will serve as the new Field Manager for the Sullivan Explorers and will be entering his first year as a Field Manager in professional baseball.

He will be looking to fill his entire roster at this years Spring Training Tryout Camp in Delaware where all team rosters of the 2018 EPBL Season will be filled and over 120 contracts offered. Like no other camp in the world, the EPBL is the only league that offers 120 or more contracts at their tryout camps.

For interested players, visit the tryout links to be accepted into the upcoming Spring Training Camp in Delaware on June 4-8, 2018.

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RHP ADAM KOUTZ ASSIGNED TO 2017 EPBL CHAMPS!

PASADENA, CA – Another move by the EPBL has been made. This time sending young rookie Adam Koutz to the 2017 Empire League Champions, Plattsburgh RedBirds.

Koutz, a 22 year old rookie from Las Vegas, Nevada, was consistently in the top 90’s. He was the third and final pitcher signed to the Empire League during this weekends Empire League Tryout Camp in California.

“He’s a young player with a good mindset. He fits our league perfectly and I think this would be exactly what the league is about in helping a young man start his professional career.” VP of Baseball Jerry Gonzalez

The Plattsburgh RedBirds won the EPBL Championship last season and will look to repeat in 2018 with Koutz on the mound.

The Empire League will have spring training in Delaware on June 4-8, 2018 to finalize the final 120 roster spots/contracts available. For those players interested in pursuing your dreams and would like a shot at professional baseball, remember, the EPBL only signs players that attend spring training. Visit empireproleague.com and register for our spring Training Tryout camp before camp spots are filled. There are limited participants accepted into the EPBL ST Tryout camp.

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