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Two Former ‘Cats Named to MLB Futures Game Roster

Pitcher Mark Appel and outfielder Tony Kemp have been named to the U.S. Team in the Futures Game, set to take place on July 12, two days before the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Both players represent the Astros, and both players saw their earliest professional baseball right here in Troy with the Tri-City ValleyCats

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The 2015 Tri-City ValleyCats (Brady Farkas).
The 2015 Tri-City ValleyCats (Brady Farkas).
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ValleyCats Blank Yankees in Home Opener

Much like the "real" Yankees, who couldn't score in Houston last night, the Staten Island Yankees couldn't muster any offense either, falling 6-0 to the Tri-City ValleyCats at Joe Bruno Stadium.

It was the New York-Penn League home opener for the ValleyCats, who moved to 4-3 with the win

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Brady Farkas
Brady Farkas
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ValleyCats Player Goes 5-6 as Cats Get Set to Come Home

The Tri-City ValleyCats got a performance for the ages on Tuesday night, leaving just one game left until the 'Cats return home for the home opener on Thursday night.

ValleyCats first baseman Bryan Muniz went 5-6 in an 11-4 win over Brooklyn

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Greg Fisher, Tri-City ValleyCats
Greg Fisher, Tri-City ValleyCats
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ValleyCats Getting Set for 2015 Season

After winning the New York-Penn League championship in 2013, and advancing to the championship series again in 2014, the Tri-City ValleyCats are getting set for the 2015 campaign.

The short-season Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros are just two and a half weeks away from the season opener

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2012 ValleyCat Gets the MLB Call

Former Tri-City ValleyCat Preston Tucker became the 35th 'Cat to reach the major leagues on Wednesday night when he was called up by the Houston Astros.

Tucker, a 2012 draft pick from the University of Florida, is an outfielder who spent 2012 with Tri-City after being selected in the 7th round

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Tony Kemp (Greg Fisher, Tri-City ValleyCats).
Tony Kemp (Greg Fisher, Tri-City ValleyCats).
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Former ValleyCat Earns SportsCenter Top Play

Former Tri-City ValleyCat Tony Kemp, now a member of the AA Corpus Christi Hooks, earned the No. 1 play on SportsCenter with this diving play in centerfield last night.

Kemp was a member of the 2013 ValleyCats, hitting

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Former ValleyCat Hits First HR of 2015 Season

The answer to the trivia question, "Who hit the first HR of the 2015 baseball season?" is former Tri-City ValleyCat J.D. Martinez.

Martinez, a power-hitter for the Tigers, clobbered this Phil Hughes pitch to deep right-center

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Greg Fisher
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ValleyCats to Wear “Sons of Anarchy” Jerseys

I know nothing about the "Sons of Anarchy." I've never seen an episode, and I don't really desire to. It's not really my thing.

What I do know? That these SOA-themed jerseys that the Tri-City ValleyCats will wear on Sept

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La Salle Graduate Joins Us Before Spring Training

All week at 1045theteam.com we are helping to welcome back baseball season!

We are talking with our Capital Region products who are at -- or about to report to -- spring training.

Today we talked with La Salle graduate and Central Connecticut product, J

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NBC / Jimmy Fallon
NBC / Jimmy Fallon
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ValleyCats to Play Game on “Saved By The Bell” Night [PHOTO]

The Tri-City ValleyCats will be at the Brooklyn Cyclones this summer when the fellow New York Sports team will have a 'Saved by the Bell' night.
I want one...“@darrenrovell: Brooklyn Cyclones to host Saved By The Bell Night on June 24. Here are their jerseys pic.twitter.com/tFkJd2

Andrew Thurman spent 2013 with the ValleyCats (Getty Images).
Andrew Thurman spent 2013 with the ValleyCats (Getty Images).
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Former ValleyCat Included in Big Trade

The big news from the baseball Hot Stove on Wednesday was the trade of catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Braves to the Astros.

Gattis, a power hitter, instantly improves a revamped Astros team that is trying to compete in the AL West in 2015

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Jimmy Rollins will play SS for the Dodgers in 2015 (Getty Images).
Jimmy Rollins will play SS for the Dodgers in 2015 (Getty Images).
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Dodgers Active at Winter Meetings

While the Yankees have been relatively silent at baseball's Winter Meetings in San Diego, and the Mets only real move has been re-signing reliever Scott Rice, the Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently turning over their entire roster

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