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BRESLOW, DELABAR ENJOYING GREAT SPRING
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

While Andrew Albers and Jon Velasquez will have to wait for their opportunity to step onto a regular-season major league mound, it does not appear that will be the case for Craig Breslow or Steve Delabar (pictured).

The left-handed Breslow and righty Delabar had sizeable questions hanging over them entering spring training, but it appears their problems are in the past.

THIS ONETIME CAN-AM PLAYER WAS PREPARED WHEN HIS PLAYING CAREER ENDED
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

This is the time of year when plenty of baseball players are sweating it out, and not just to get in shape. They are trying to get--or keep--a job, whether it is in the major leagues or with an Independent team.

Nathan Tomaszewski was one of them a year ago, but now the onetime Can-Am League infielder (Newark Bears, 2013) could be the poster boy for preparing himself for the time when a professional team says his services are no longer needed.

NICE, LOW EARNED RUN AVERAGES
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

How is this for putting up solid numbers in major league spring training camps? The highest earned run average among the four former Can-Am League pitchers is a handsome 2.45.

Luis Garcia (Newark) has two saves for Philadelphia while sharing the team lead in appearances (five), and has not allowed a run while giving up three hits in 4.2 innings. Andrew Albers (Quebec) has not been charged with a run while allowing three hits in 2.2 innings over three appearances for Toronto.

CHAMPIONS TO PLAY AT RAYMOND CHABOT GRANT THORNTON PARK
Ottawa joins forces with naming-rights partner

Ottawa – The Ottawa Champions baseball club will begin its inaugural season on May 22 in newly-designated “Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park.”
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a leading assurance, tax and advisory firm, has signed a multi-year agreement with the Champions for the exclusive naming rights for Ottawa Stadium.

ALBERS WORKING TO EARN BIG-LEAGUE SPOT WITH BLUE JAYS
Independent Baseball Chatter - by Bob Wirz

Since leaving the Quebec Capitales after a brilliant 2010 season in the bullpen, Andrew Albers has pitched at five levels for the Minnesota Twins, including making 10 starts for the parent team two years ago, and spent a season in Korea. Now, the 29-year-old lefty is trying to earn a relief job with Toronto, and earning praise along the way.

OTTAWA'S ETHAN ELIAS TO JOIN DIAMONDBACKS
Champions RHP purchased by Arizona

Ottawa - Less than a month after being acquired by the Ottawa Champions in a trade with the Frontier League's Normal Cornbelters, RHP Ethan Elias is on the move again, this time with an eye on Major League Baseball.
The 21-year-old from Entwistle, Alberta, has been purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Elias is the third Can-Am League player purchased by the Diamondbacks organization this off-season, after Rockland RHP Joe Donino and Quebec RHP Danny Moskovits.

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