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The Magnificent Closer

By Aaron Cheris The challenge of pitching in altitude in Colorado Springs can be difficult for many pitchers. Sky Sox closer Damien Magnifico is no different, but he has taken the challenge and done his best to succeed despite the perceived obstacles. “When I come out here and pitch, I don’t think about it,” Magnifico…

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Wren Running Free For Sky Sox

By Aaron Cheris After getting off to a slow start in Colorado Springs after his call up from Double-A Biloxi, Kyle Wren has found his groove at the plate. The 25-year-old Sky Sox outfielder is in the middle of one of the best streaks of his career. Wren currently has a 13 game hitting streak…

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Garcia Filling In Well Behind Plate

By Aaron Cheris When the Colorado Springs Sky Sox lost their top catcher, Manny Pina, they had to turn to Double-A Biloxi to find a replacement. Rene Garcia arrived in Colorado Springs on June 16, and immediately had an impact. In his Sky Sox debut that night, Garcia drove in the tying run with a…

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Consistency A Key For Burgos

By Aaron Cheris The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have had many roster moves this season. Players have accomplished their dreams and were called up to the Brewers, and others took the next step toward that dream with a promotion to the Sky Sox from Double-A Biloxi. For many players, Colorado Springs became a place to…

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Barnes Excited For Shot In The Show

By Aaron Cheris Every ballplayer dreams of the moment they get the call to the Major Leagues. It’s the culmination of a lifetime of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. For Sky Sox relief pitcher Jacob Barnes, that call came on Wednesday afternoon at Security Service Field. For Barnes, the moment began with a meeting with…

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Healthy Peterson Producing In Return

By Aaron Cheris Less than two weeks into the 2016 season, Sky Sox outfielder Shane Peterson hit a major bump in the road. He had to be sent to the disabled list with an injury. The injury hobbled Petereson, but  he knew what had to happen to get back on the field. “It’s frustrating because you…

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Orf Ready To Learn At Triple-A

By Aaron Cheris With a lot of roster shuffling going on in the Brewers organization in the past few days, the Sky Sox had a few roster changes. A couple players went up to Milwaukee to get their shot in the Major Leagues. A few players also took the next step toward Miller Park with…

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Photos from Tuesday’s Practice

The Sky Sox have returned to Colorado Springs. On Tuesday afternoon, the team took to Security Service Field for a practice before heading on the road to begin the 2016 season. The Sky Sox start the season on an eight game road trip before returning to Security Service Field for their home opener against the…

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Jhoulys Chacin to rehab with Sky Sox

UPDATED: Chacin’s rehab date has been moved forward to April 24th. On Monday, the Colorado Rockies announced that RHP Jhoulys Chacin will rehab with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday when the team faces the Iowa Cubs at Security Service Field. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound righty was sidelined during the early parts of Spring Training because of a shoulder…

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Baseball on the Border: El Paso Chihuahuas

Affiliated pro baseball has been absent in El Paso since 2004 before the team was bought by the St. Louis Cardinals and moved to Springfield, Mo. That will all change April 28th when the El Paso Chihuahuas will take on the Fresno Grizzlies in the first game ever at Southwest University Park in El Paso,…