The Martinez Mackerel will begin play in 2020 and be operated by the Pecos League (Independent Professional). However, the city council apparently didn’t like the name because of a definition of “Mackerel” in the Urban Dictionary. So, the Pecos League is in the process of choosing a new one. Read more here. The previous Martinez Clippers played in the Pacific Association (Independent Professional), which has shown some instability, including the departure of the San Rafael Pacifics, arguably the league’s most successful franchise. Read more here.
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After a 7-year hiatus, the Ruidoso Osos will return to the Pecos League lineup in 2018. The Ruidoso (NM) market is the midway point between Roswell to Alamogordo. Read more here.
Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn freely acknowledges the irony of Bakersfield hosting one of the league’s All-Star Games on Wednesday night a year after the city lost its longtime California League franchise because no one wanted to go to the games. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Laredo Lemurs will not operate during the 2017 season and are no longer members of the American Association, League Commissioner Miles Wolff announced on Wednesday. Continue reading
The Bakersfield Train Robbers (Independent Professional, Pecos League) have set up shop at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield (CA). The team replaces the former Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League), which departed for the Carolina League. Read more and view photo here.
The independent Pecos League announced on Friday it will have franchises in Bakersfield and Adelanto (CA) in 2017, bringing professional baseball back to two markets that lost affiliated minor league teams to relocation after this past season. Read more here.