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Ballpark Buzz | February 16, 2021

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Chihuahuas Officially Extend Padres Affiliation
The El Paso Chihuahuas have accepted the San Diego Padres’ invitation to continue as their Triple-A affiliate after signing the Major League Baseball Professional Development License. The agreement will extend the affiliation for 10 years – through the 2030 season.

MLB announces Minor League Baseball teams
Teams will be part of new model to better serve fans, players, clubs; Minor Leagues to Include Player Salary Increases, Modernized Facility Standards and Reduced Travel; MLB Preserves High-Level Baseball in Communities, Expands MLB-Supported Baseball (February 12, 2021)

Minor league baseball changes unveiled with regional alignment that impacts Chihuahuas
Major League Baseball has reorganized its minor leagues in a 120-team regional alignment that impacts the El Paso Chihuahuas. Under the model unveiled Friday, the Chihuahuas have been placed into the East grouping of the Triple-A West. (
Associated Press, KVIA ABC-7, February 12, 2021)

Defender Andrew Fox Re-Signs for Third Year with El Paso Locomotive
Locomotive veteran defender returns for a third year, after signing a multi-year deal with the El Paso club. Cementing himself as a mainstay as a left-back in the Locomotive defense, Fox re-signs as the 8th player to return for a third year, and the 13th player to return from the 2020 squad.

The Chihuahuas and El Paso Survive the Pandemic Together
With minor league baseball shut down, the Chihuahuas, who moved to the Sun City in 2014 from Tucson could have easily furloughed the staff until next year when the vaccine, and stadium revenue, would become available. However, they didn’t do that. (John Conniff,, February 11, 2021)

Vitalant and Locomotive FC Team Up to Save Lives
El Paso Locomotive FC and Vitalant are teaming up to raise awareness about the crucial need for plasma and blood donation in the El Paso community. Be #VitalToLife and join Ozzy and Locomotive FC February 22-28th at Vitalant to donate blood and plasma!

Former Chihuahuas Outfielder Traded to Boston
Franchy Cordero, who played in 115 games for the El Paso Chihuahuas from 2016-2019, has been traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Boston Red Sox. It was the second time in the last year that Cordero was traded. He went from the San Diego Padres to Kansas City on July 16, 2020. (Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports Boston, February 14, 2021)

People Mistaking Our EP Chihuahuas Broadcaster for a TN Senator
El Paso Chihuahuas Broadcaster Tim Hagerty has been receiving some not so nice tweets that aren't meant for him. (Veronica Gonzalez,, February 11, 2021)


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