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LB In MLB: Long Beach On The Injured List

Trips to the injured list have been the hallmark of this Major League Baseball season for players from Long Beach. Decorated veterans including Long Beach State Dirtbags product Evan Longoria have spent time on the 60-day IL while some up-and-comers have struggled to stay on the field. Lakewood High alum Travis d’Arnaud hasn’t played catcher […]

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Former Dirtbag Jarren Duran Set to Make MLB Debut For Boston Red Sox

There’s only one game on the Major League Baseball schedule for Thursday, July 15, and it’s one that Jarren Duran will remember for the rest of his life. A source told MLB.com that the former Long Beach State Dirtbags standout will be added to the active roster for the Boston Red Sox and is expected […]

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Ricky Tiedemann Headlines Long Beach’s 2021 MLB Draft Class

The 2021 Major League Baseball Draft wrapped up on Tuesday, with seven Long Beach area ballplayers hearing their names called during the 20-round affair. Last season’s draft was condensed to just five rounds, leaving an even larger crop of talent in this year’s player pool. One of the most notable hold-overs from last year’s shortened […]

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LB In MLB: Wilson High Alums Back On The Mound

Debuts, returns, the Olympics and contract arbitration are just a few of the interesting stories this month involving Long Beach products in Major League Baseball. Wilson Bruins fans have been pleasantly surprised to see Chase De Jong and Tommy Nance both pitching in The Show over the last few weeks. The Wilson alums weren’t on […]

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LB in MLB: Return of Minor Leagues Puts Long Beach Talent Back on Diamond

Minor league ballplayers were forced to wait more than a year between games, but the 2021 season finally got underway last week. The layoff may have delayed their career timelines, but Long Beach’s young talent is now back on the diamond continuing their journey to the big leagues. A few Long Beach State alums find […]

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FEATURE: Ricky Tiedemann’s Winding Road to Pro Baseball

On a cloudless Thursday afternoon in Huntington Beach, Ricky Tiedemann found himself somewhere he never thought he’d be. The 6-foot-4 left-hander has thrown from hundreds of pitching mounds in his baseball career, but just a year prior it would’ve been difficult to imagine him standing on this one. Tiedemann was warming up for his first […]

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LB in MLB: Large Crop of Local Talent Prepared for 2021 Season

As the calendar turns to April, it signals the start of another Major League Baseball season. That makes it the perfect time to check in with Long Beach’s former ballplayers to see how they’re faring on the big stage. This year’s Spring Training had a large contingent of local talent, with a mixed group of […]

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LB In MLB: Silver Slugger Travis d’Arnaud Caps Great Season For Local Boys In The Show

Travis d’Arnaud didn’t even know they were announcing the Major League Baseball Sliver Slugger awards last Thursday, but a text from a friend reminded him just in time. “With 10 minutes left (in the awards show) me and my wife just rushed to the couch and turned it on (the television),” d’Arnaud said. “Once we […]