Monthly Archives: January 2011

Baldelli Retires from Playing, Returns to Coaching Staff

After beginning his comeback with the Stone Crabs last season, Rocco Baldelli formally announced his retirement yesterday at Tropicana Field. Baldelli will remain with the organization as a special assistant to baseball operations. Baldelli was drafted by the Rays in … Continue reading

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Stone Crabs Search for Local Talent to Sing the National Anthem

Press Release provided by Stone Crabs Marketing Manager Regina Van Henkelum. PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – For the third year in a row the Charlotte Stone Crabs are searching for talented singers for the national anthem and are opening their tryouts … Continue reading

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Moore Ranked in the Top 50 Minor League Prospects

2010 Stone Crabs pitching ace Matt More made the Top 50 Prospects in Minor League Baseball when the list was released Tuesday night on MLB Network. Moore came in ranked 27th overall and was one of four Rays players to … Continue reading

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Beckham and Vogt Invited to Major League Spring Training

Former Stone Crabs Tim Beckham and Stephen Vogt were among five minor leaguers that were given an invitation to major league spring training by the Rays. The nomination is Beckham’s third invite to major league camp, having also been invited … Continue reading

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Stone Crabs Owner Inducted into International League Hall of Fame

Cal Ripken Jr, part owner of the Stone Crabs, was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame according to an announcement by the league today. Ripken joins Steve Balboni and Wade Boggs as the Class of 2011. Ripken was … Continue reading

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Moore Listed in Top 10 Minor League LHP by MLB.com

When MLB.com released their Top-10 Left Handed Pitchers list on Friday, the Stone Crabs 2010 ace Matt Moore was ranked seventh amongst all minor league lefty’s. Here is what Jonathan Mayo had to say about Moore: Plus power stuff from … Continue reading

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In the Office with the Boss: Meet the Boss

Throughout the season, Claw Digest will be bringing you an inside look at the Stone Crabs organization both on the field and behind the scenes. The first of these features is “In the Office with the Boss”. This segment will … Continue reading

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Several Stone Crab Alumni Invited to Rays Winter Development Program

The Tampa Bay Rays kick off their second annual Winter Development Program on Monday and the list of invitees contain several Stone Crab alumni. Of the twenty five prospects on the guest list, ten have spent time with the Stone … Continue reading

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Winter League Wrap-Up

With the conclusion of the regular season of the winter leagues, lets take a look at how the Stone Crabs alumni performed. Leslie Anderson: Anderson split time between the Arizona Fall League and the Puerto Rico League. He began the … Continue reading

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Site Update

As we enter the new year, I continue to work on getting content added to Claw Digest to prepare the site for opening day. Since the last update, I have added a bunch more player bios and begun adding recaps … Continue reading

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