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PAIR OF CATCHERS SIGN WITH THE EXPLORERS

PAIR OF CATCHERS SIGN WITH THE EXPLORERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed C Dylan Kelly and C Collin Leif to 2017 American Association contracts. 


EXPLORERS ADD PAIR OF BIG BATS

EXPLORERS ADD PAIR OF BIG BATS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed INF Nick Flair and INF John Nogowski to 2017 American Association contracts. The 2017 season marks Flair’s 3rd season on professional baseball, while Nogowski will enter his 4th season in professional baseball. 


KURT HEYER JOINS MIAMI MARLINS ORGANIZATION

KURT HEYER JOINS MIAMI MARLINS ORGANIZATION

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that RHP Kurt Heyer will join the Miami Marlins organization. Heyer recently signed with the Explorers on April 14th before being signed by the Marlins.


EXPLORERS CONTINUE BUILDING ROSTER

EXPLORERS CONTINUE BUILDING ROSTER

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed pitchers Alex White, Kevin McCanna, and Mark Vasquez to 2017 American Association contracts. 


INF BECOMES 10TH X’S PLAYER TO JOIN MLB TEAM SINCE END OF 2015 SEASON

INF BECOMES 10TH X’S PLAYER TO JOIN MLB TEAM SINCE END OF 2015 SEASON

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that INF Nelson Ward will join the Seattle Mariners organization. Ward recently signed with the Explorers on April 15th before being signed by the Mariners.


X’S ADD TRIO OF PITCHERS

X’S ADD TRIO OF PITCHERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed pitchers James Needy, Stephen Shackleford, and Ryan Davis to 2017 American Association contracts. 


​TICKETS FOR ALL 50 HOME GAMES ON THE 2017 SCHEDULE TO GO ON SALE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH @ 9:00 AM.

​TICKETS FOR ALL 50 HOME GAMES ON THE 2017 SCHEDULE TO GO ON SALE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH @ 9:00 AM.

The 2017 season marks 25 years of baseball in Siouxland for the Sioux City Explorers. The X’s, coming off of back to back Central Division championships, begin their silver anniversary season on Thursday, May 18th against the Sioux Falls Canaries for opening night of the 2017 American Association season at Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park. Beginning Tuesday, April 18th, fans will get their first opportunity to purchase single game tickets for the 2017 home opener on Thursday, May 18, and all home games on the Explorers 2017 schedule. In 2017, all Monday – Saturday home games will start at 7:05 PM and all Sunday home games will return to a 6:05 PM start (exceptions: May 23 – 11:05 AM and September 4 – 2:05 PM). Ticket prices for the 2017 season will remain very affordable for fans to enjoy Explorers baseball all summer long with Box Seats being only $12.00 each, Reserved Seats $10.00 each and General Admission tickets are just $6.00 each. Now is the time to reserve your group outing, as group discounts are available for all 50 home games for groups of 20 or more people.

 

X’S ADD PAIR OF BATS

X’S ADD PAIR OF BATS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed OF Jayce Ray and INF/OF Alan Ahmady to 2017 American Association contracts. The 2017 season will mark both Ray’s and Ahmady’s 5th season in professional baseball, first in Sioux City.


X’S SIGN SPEEDY OUTFIELDER TONY CAMPANA

X’S SIGN SPEEDY OUTFIELDER TONY CAMPANA

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed former MLB OF Tony Campana to a 2017 American Association contract. The 2017 season will mark Campana’s 9th season in professional baseball. Campana played parts of 4 seasons in the big leagues with the Cubs, D’Backs, and Angels.

 

Voice of the X’s’ Dave Nitz Returns for 9th Season

Voice of the X’s’ Dave Nitz Returns for 9th Season

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Nitz will return as the ‘Voice of the X’s’ for the 2017 season, which marks the clubs 25th year of baseball in Siouxland, and all 100 Sioux City Explorers games will once again be heard on KSCJ – 1360 AM / 94.9 FM and via the X’s website (www.xsbaseball.com). 

 

X’S INK PAIR A LEFT-HANDED PITCHERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed LHP Cody Forsythe and signed LHP Bryan Radziewski to 2017 American Association contracts. The 2017 season will mark Forsythe’s 5th season in professional baseball, 2nd as a member of the X’s. Radziewski will enter his 3rd season in professional baseball, 1st with the X’s.

 

FORMER BIG LEAGUER SIGNS WITH X’S

FORMER BIG LEAGUER SIGNS WITH X’S

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed former Chicago Cubs INF Josh Vitters to a 2017 American Association contract. The 2017 season will mark Vitters’ 10th season in professional baseball.


EXPLORERS RE-SIGN PAIR OF ARMS

EXPLORERS RE-SIGN PAIR OF ARMS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed RHP Ryan Zimmerman and LHP Hobbs Johnson to 2017 American Association contracts. The 2017 season will mark Zimmerman’s 5th season in professional baseball, 3rd as a member of the X’s and Johnson’s 2nd season with the Explorers, 5th in professional baseball. 


SAMSON SET TO RETURN FOR 2017 SEASON

SAMSON SET TO RETURN FOR 2017 SEASON

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed 2016 American Association Player of the Year Nate Samson to a 2017 American Association contract. The 2017 season will mark Samson’s 12th season in professional baseball, 3rd with the Explorers. Samson owns a career .346 batting average while playing with the Explorers, which ranks as the 3rd highest in Sioux City franchise history. 


RHP OWNS LOWEST CAREER ERA IN FRANCHISE HISTORY AT 1.80

RHP OWNS LOWEST CAREER ERA IN FRANCHISE HISTORY AT 1.80

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed RHP Rob Wort to a 2017 American Association contract. The 2017 season will mark Wort’s 9th season in professional baseball, 4th as a member of the X’s. Wort currently ranks 1st in Sioux City Explorers franchise history in lowest ERA in a single season at 1.79 and also 1st in lowest career ERA at 1.80. The hard throwing right hander also ranks T-4th in franchise history in single season wins with 11 and T-8th in career wins with 19, while ranking T-6th in single season games pitched at 41 and his 100 career games pitched with the X’s rank 5th most all time.


MENDONCA BACK FOR 2017

MENDONCA BACK FOR 2017

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed INF Tommy Mendonca to a 2017 American Association contract. The 2017 season will mark Mendonca’s 9th season in professional baseball, 4th as a member of the X’s. Mendonca currently ranks 6th in Sioux City franchise history in career doubles (68), 8th in career RBIs (167), and 10th in career hits (293).


REINIER ROIBAL JOINS LOS ANGELES DODGERS ORGANIZATION

REINIER ROIBAL JOINS LOS ANGELES DODGERS ORGANIZATION

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of Explorers RHP Reinier Roibal. Roibal will report to spring training with the Dodgers when pitchers and catchers report in the next week to earn a spot within the Dodgers organization for the 2017 season.

 

X’S ADD TWO MORE PITCHERS TO 2017 ROSTER

X’S ADD TWO MORE PITCHERS TO 2017 ROSTER

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed RHPs Brad Orosey and Keith Picht to 2017 American Association contracts. The 2017 season will mark Orosey’s 6th season and Picht’s 5th season in professional baseball, with the upcoming season being each’s first with the Explorers after each were recently acquired by the X’s from American Association teams this offseason.


X’S SIGN PAIR OF RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

X’S SIGN PAIR OF RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed RHP PJ Francescon and also signed rookie RHP Ryan Flores to 2017 American Association contracts. The 2017 season will mark Francescon’s 7th season in professional baseball, while the upcoming season will be Flores’ first season of professional baseball. 


LANG RETURNS TO SIOUX CITY FOR 2017 CAMPAIGN

LANG RETURNS TO SIOUX CITY FOR 2017 CAMPAIGN

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that OF Michael Lang will return for the 2017 American Association season, which marks the X’s 25th season in Siouxland. The upcoming season will be Lang’s 5th season with the X’s and 6th season overall in professional baseball.