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EXPLORERS ADD TWO MORE QUALITY ARMS

EXPLORERS ADD TWO MORE QUALITY ARMS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed RHP Parker Markel and RHP Andrew Thurman to 2018 American Association contracts. The 2018 season will mark Markel’s 8th season in professional baseball and Thurman’s 6th season in professional baseball.


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EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF ROOKIE PITCHERS

EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF ROOKIE PITCHERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed RHP Holden Helmink and RHP Tyler Fallwell to 2018 American Association contracts. The 2018 season will mark Helmink’s 4th season in professional baseball and Fallwell’s 3rd season in professional baseball.


Connor Ryan Tabbed as New ‘Voice of the X’s’

Connor Ryan Tabbed as New ‘Voice of the X’s’

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that Connor Ryan will be the new ‘Voice of the X’s’ for the 2018 season. Ryan will be replacing veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Nitz, who was the X’s broadcaster for the past 9 seasons, before retiring at the completion of the 2017 season. 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). 


EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF BATS

EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF BATS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed INF Jay Baum and also re-signed INF Dre Gleason to 2018 American Association contracts. The 2018 season will mark Baum’s 5th season in professional baseball and Gleason’s 2nd season in professional baseball.


KELLY AND JACKSON BACK WITH X’S

KELLY AND JACKSON BACK WITH X’S

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that C Dylan Kelly will play out his option and return for the 2018 season. The Explorers have also re-signed C/1B Daniel Jackson to a 2018 American Association contract. The 2018 season will mark Kelly’s 5th season in professional baseball and Jackson’s 2nd season in professional baseball.

 
 

X’S BOLSTER PITCHING STAFF WITH PAIR OF FORMER BIG LEAGUERS

X’S BOLSTER PITCHING STAFF WITH PAIR OF FORMER BIG LEAGUERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed former Washington Nationals RHP Taylor Jordan and former Oakland A’s and Philadelphia Phillies LHP Patrick Schuster to 2018 American Association contracts.


X’S SIGN PAIR OF FAMILIAR RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

X’S SIGN PAIR OF FAMILIAR RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed RHP Geoff Broussard and re-signed RHP Keith Picht to 2018 American Association contracts. The 2018 season will mark Broussard’s 7th season in professional baseball and Picht’s 6th season in professional baseball.


LANG RETURNS FOR 6TH SEASON WITH X’S

LANG RETURNS FOR 6TH SEASON WITH X’S

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed OF Michael Lang to a 2018 American Association contract. The 2018 season will mark Lang’s 7th season in professional baseball, 6th with the X’s. 

 

FORMER MLB OUTFIELDER AND TRIPLE-A RHP JOIN X’S

FORMER MLB OUTFIELDER AND TRIPLE-A RHP JOIN X’S

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed OF Luis Durango and RHP Luis Mateo to 2018 American Association contracts. The upcoming season will mark Durango’s 12th season in professional baseball and Mateo’s 8th season in professional baseball.


X’S INK SAMSON TO 2018 CONTRACT

X’S INK SAMSON TO 2018 CONTRACT

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed INF Nate Samson, the 2016 American Association Player of the Year, to a 2018 American Association contract. The 2018 season will mark Samson’s 13th season in professional baseball, 4th with the Explorers. Samson owns a career .332 batting average while playing for the Explorers, which ranks as the 3rd highest in Sioux City franchise history.


EXPLORERS SIGN INF NELSON WARD

EXPLORERS SIGN INF NELSON WARD

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed INF Nelson Ward to a 2018 American Association contract. The 2018 season will mark Ward’s 5th season in professional baseball. 


TWO MORE EXPLORERS HEADED TO BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

TWO MORE EXPLORERS HEADED TO BIG-LEAGUE CAMP

It gets crazy trying to keep up with all of the former American Association players packing their bags for major league spring training camps.

The major leagues.  Baseball’s Mount Rushmore.  That is a big deal, right?


EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF FORMER 4TH ROUND DRAFT PICKS

EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF FORMER 4TH ROUND DRAFT PICKS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed LHP Ryan Horstman and LHP Hunter Ackerman  to 2018 American Association contracts. The 2018 season will mark Horstman’s 6th season in professional baseball and Ackerman’s 8th season in professional baseball. 

 

FLORES RETURNS TO SIOUX CITY FOR 2018 CAMPAIGN

FLORES RETURNS TO SIOUX CITY FOR 2018 CAMPAIGN

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has re-signed RHP Ryan Flores to a 2018 American Association contract. The 2018 season will mark Flores’ 2nd season in professional baseball, both in Sioux City. The Explorers have also signed RHP Marcus Jensen to a 2018 American Association contract. The upcoming season will be Jensen’s 8th season in professional baseball.

 

EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

EXPLORERS SIGN PAIR OF RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed RHPs Eric Karch and Justin Vernia  to 2018 American Association contracts. The 2018 season will mark Karch’s 5th season in professional baseball and Vernia’s 2nd season in professional baseball.


EXPLORERS BEGIN TO BUILD ROSTER FOR 2018

EXPLORERS BEGIN TO BUILD ROSTER FOR 2018

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that the club has signed RHP Brian Ernst to a 2018 American Association contract. The upcoming season will be Ernst’s 5th season in professional baseball, all at the independent level.


2018 SCHEDULE RELEASED

2018 SCHEDULE RELEASED

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers announced today that their schedule for the 2018 season has been finalized and will feature all 11 league opponents coming to Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park, which will mark the teams 26th season in Siouxland. The Explorers will open the 2018 season on the road for their first 7 games beginning with a 4 game set versus the Lincoln Saltdogs starting on Thursday, May 17th, 2018. The X’s will have an off day on the 21st before traveling to Sioux Falls for a 3 game series against the Canaries. The X’s 2018 home opener will be on Friday, May 25th against the Cleburne Railroaders.


The Annual Sleep-Out is November 3rd

The Annual Sleep-Out is November 3rd

This will be the thirteenth year for the Siouxland Sleep-Out at Lewis and Clark Park, home of the Explorers. It is a chance for the entire Siouxland community to come together and raise awareness for those individuals, families and children who do not have suitable housing.This will be the thirteenth year for the Siouxland Sleep-Out at Lewis and Clark Park, home of the Explorers. It is a chance for the entire Siouxland community to come together and raise awareness for those individuals, families and children who do not have suitable housing.


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO DIVISION FORMAT

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO DIVISION FORMAT

SIOUX CITY, IA – The American Association announced that the league will move to a two-division format for the 2018 season from its previous three-division setup. The new division format will split the 12 team league into the North Division and the South Division. The Sioux City Explorers will play in the league’s South Division, along with the Lincoln Saltdogs (NE), Kansas City T-Bones (MO), Wichita Wingnuts (KS), Texas AirHogs TX), and the Cleburne Railroaders (TX). The North Division features the Sioux Falls Canaries (SD), St. Paul Saints (MN), Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (ND), Gary SouthShore Railcats (IN), Winnipeg Goldeyes (MB), and the leagues newest member, the Chicago Dogs (IL).