Ottawa Champions in, KC signs Great Balbino

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* Baseball is back in Ottawa and the Ottawa Champions are in the Can-Am League … and are currently undefeated and untied. ….

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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: New teams (Sussex, Ottawa) officially join the Can-Am, KC picks up MVP

By Devon Teeple
The GM’s Perspective

Miles Wolff, Can-Am League commissioner, announced on that the league will add two new cities to the league.

Sussex County, previously the Can-Am League’s Skyhawks, will play at Skyland’s Park. The park, which has gone under $2 million in renovations, will seat 4,200 and play host to 56 home games.

Ottawa is again with a professional team and looking forward to a new start in 2015, as was announced earlier this year. Ottawa Stadium, the new home to the Ottawa Champions, has quite a history behind it. From 1993-2007, the Triple A affiliates of the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Phillies played there. In 2008, the Ottawa Rapidz, formerly of the Can-Am League, called the Stadium home for one season.balbino

Can-Am MVP signs: Former Toronto Blue Jays draft pick, Balbino Fuenmayor was recently named Can-Am Player of the Year.

He thoroughly dominated Can-Am League pitching batting .347 with 23 home runs and 99 RBIs and set a Quebec Capitales record with 131 hits equating to fifth most in league history.

Fuenmayor’s career has been under whelming up to this point. He was one of the most expensive international draft picks in Blue Jays history and never advanced beyond Single A. His breakout season most definitely caught the attention of scouts.

The American League Champion Kansas City Royals signed him to a minor league contract.

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