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Still quite a few former Tigers organizational players still playing ball

CanAm League

Angel Flores -- NJ Jackals

Matt Rusch -- Quebec Les Capitales

Alex Trezza -- Worchester Tornadoes

Frontier League

Craig Maddox -- Lake Erie

Chris Sedon -- Gateway Grizzles

American Association

Louis Ott -- Gary Southshore Railcats

Drew Graham -- Kansas City T-Bones

Ronnie Bourquin -- St. Paul Saints

Kody Kaiser -- Winnipeg Goldeyes

Angel Castro -- Lincoln Saltdogs

Josh Rainwater -- Grand Prairie Airhogs

Anthony Shawler -- Witchita Wingnuts

Atlantic League

Juan Francia -- Candem River Sharks

Kody Kirkland -- Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Gilberto Mejia -- Lancaster Barnstormers

Michael Hernandez -- Somerset Patriots

Chris Cody -- York Revolution

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In addition to those above, I found these names. Not sure if all the rosters are 100% accurate/updated, and some of the teams don't have theirs posted yet.

American Association

Brent Clevlen - Wichita Wingnuts

Kevin Hooper - Wichita Wingnuts (manager)

James Skelton - St. Paul Saints

David Espinosa - Grand Prairie AirHogs

Michael Holliman - Grand Prairie AirHogs

Mike Bascik - Fort Worth Cats (pitcher and pitching coach)

Atlantic League

Eric Munson - Bridgeport Bluefish

Bob Didier - Brockton Rox (hitting coach)

John Bale - Camden Riversharks

Jason Johnson - Camden Riversharks

Ruddy Lugo - Long Island Ducks

Steve Foucalt - Long Island Ducks (pitching coach)

Scott Williamson - Somerset Patriots

Jason Waddell - Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Can-Am League

Dave LaPoint - Rockland Boulders (manager)

Frontier League

Chris Homer - Florence Freedom (pitching coach)

Charlie Lisk - Gateway Grizzlies

It's a fun trip to go through the rosters. Lots of notable names from other MLB teams.

Current Independent Professional Baseball Teams And Leagues | IndependentBaseball.net

Also, Pete Incavigilia has been named manager of the new Laredo team, which starts play in 2012, I think in the American Association.

Pete Incaviglia Named Field Manager -The Laredo Sun -Sports

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I was actually mildly surprised they cut McKenna. He's a great kid, they loved his makeup and effort. He was the classic late draft pick....a kid the area scout got to know and really spoke highly of, had a few low level minor league skills and a huge heart, and they needed a middle infielder in the GCL in 2009....so you pop that kid and give him a ton of stories to tell his grand kids.

In the end, there's a slightly better version of him in Lakeland right now....Ryan Soares, which meant the end of his run with the Tigers.

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The older Bascik is the pitching coach while his son, the younger Bacsik, is the pitcher. Just thought I would clarify that a little bit.

Thanks for the clarification, I didn't realize it was a father-son combo. Speaking of sons, I noticed former Tigers catcher Rich Rowland's son Richie is catching for the Traverse City Beach Bums.

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Brent Clevlen was with the Wichita Wingnuts. His contract was just purchased by the Reds. He's at AAA Louisville now.

Edit: Just noticed in the press release that Wichita also released Anthony Shawler. Best of luck to him moving forward.

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