The Ups-And-Downs Of Life In The Minor Leagues

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - by Tim Evearitt
Zach Jones was the most recent player to be released by the Twins' organization
Zach Jones was the most recent player to be released by the Twins' organization
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Life as a minor league player can be tough. Few players ever get to live out their dream as a regular player at the big league level. For every player who realizes their dream, another player is forced to be released or find another organization to keep his dream alive.

Recently the Lookouts have lost T.J.White, one of the most popular players in recent years. Word has come that White has joined a team in the Independent League. 

On Sunday right-handed pitcher Zack Jones was released from the Twins organization on. The 27-year old was drafted by the organization in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He pitched seven years in the minor leagues and reached Triple-A once in 2016. This actually came in the Brewers organization after being taken by Milwaukee in the Rule 5 Draft.

This year with the Lookouts he had a 2.49 ERA in 25.1 innings with a 39 to 25 strikeout to walk ratio.

He was over 2.5 years older than the competition in the Southern League. 

Other players will come and go. A few will finally end up in the Major Leagues.

 


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