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August 2, 2007
For the third time in as many seasons, former Glendale Community College standout Jason Botts got the call up to the big club. Botts was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and was immediately thrown into the lineup, as he was the starting designated hitter, batting fourth in the Rangers' 9-6 road win against the Cleveland Indians. For the most part, it was a forgettable 2007 debut for the former Vaquero. He went 0 for five with one run batted in and three strikeouts.
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February 29, 2000
Erik Boal GLENDALE -- The Glendale Community College baseball team is the two-time Western State Conference Southern Division champions. But with only four returning all-conference players on their 27-player roster, the Vaqueros know that they will have to play very consistent baseball over the next 27 games to make it a three-peat. With 21 freshmen on the roster, GCC and first-year Coach Chris Zavatsky might be more suited to playing the role of the hunter, rather than being the hunted.
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August 20, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan The following are updates on local baseball players in the minor leagues. Freddy Sanchez, Pawtucket Red Sox: The Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout has been living it up in the minors. Not only has the 24-year-old been tearing things up on the field for the triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, but he recently got married to his high school sweetheart, Alissa. Sanchez, who is the team's starting shortstop, is hitting .270 (33 for 122)
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By Charles Rich | August 25, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area’s Major League Baseball players. Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) infielder, Pittsburgh Pirates: Winning the 2006 National League batting championship last season turned out to the main highlight of Sanchez’s young career. Now, he’s shown that he can hit home runs. Through Friday’s road game against the Houston Astros, Sanchez is batting .307 (150 for 489) with nine home runs and 60 runs batted in. Sanchez’s highest home run total came last year when he hit six. The 29-year-old Sanchez hit his ninth home run Wednesday to help the Pirates earn an 11-2 road win against the Colorado Rockies.
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By Jonathan Raber | August 20, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area’s Major League Baseball players. Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) infielder, Pittsburgh Pirates: All of the sudden, Sanchez has become a legitimate home run threat while batting in the two hole. The former Vaquero connected for his career-high eighth home run of the season in the Pirates’ 11-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Dually important was the fact that the two-run shot in the fourth inning knotted the score at 6, after the Pirates had trailed 4-0 after just one inning.
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By Jonathan Raber | May 23, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes in minor league baseball. A hamstring injury, which was suffered while warming up in the bullpen and thought to be minor, landed Bell on the disabled list on April 26. According to the 20-year-old, it is his first baseball-related injury in 15 years of playing. Bell was scheduled to make his third start of the season before suffering the injury. On May 15, the right-hander was activated from the DL and made the start on Sunday.
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 3, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area’s Major League Baseball players. Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) infielder, Pittsburgh Pirates : A batting average rising in the 300s is familiar territory for the 2006 National League batting champion. The power numbers Sanchez has continued to accumulate over recent weeks are not, but the increased run production and unexpected spike in home runs show no sign of tapering off. Through Saturday’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates starting second baseman has hit 11 homers on the season, well eclipsing last year’s career high of six and enough to equal his career total of round trippers coming into the season.
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By Dylan Kruse | June 12, 2008
GLENDALE ? The following are updates on area players in minor league baseball. ? Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) Oklahoma Redhawks first baseman/outfielder: After lighting up minor league pitching in 2004, Botts appeared to be on the path to eventual Major League stardom. Now, Botts will have to look for that stardom in a brand new country. After expressing displeasure with the Texas Rangers organization when he was optioned from Texas to the Triple-A Oklahoma Redhawks on April 29, Botts?
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By: Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | September 23, 2005
Mark Loretta (St. Francis, 1989), second baseman, San Diego Padres -- For the first time in his 11-year career, Loretta might find himself in the playoffs. That is, if the Padres (76-76) hold onto their healthy five-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. San Diego slipped back to .500 with Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, but it maintained its lead thanks to the Washington Nationals' 2-0 blanking of the Giants.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | June 25, 2012
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level. Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) outfielder, Piratas de Campeche: The former Texas Ranger appears to be adjusting well to life in the triple-A Mexican League. He's continued to sizzle at the plate since joining the league June 13, slugging five home runs and hitting safely in nine of his first 10 games with Campeche. Botts hit .350 (14 for 40) with two doubles and nine runs batted in through Sunday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | June 18, 2012
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level. Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) outfielder, Piratas de Campeche: After a brief stint competing in the Major Leagues with the Texas Rangers, Botts is looking to resuscitate his professional career in the triple-A Mexican League. Botts, 31, last played in the majors in 2008 with the Rangers, hitting two home runs in 15 games. According to Baseballreference.com, Botts signed free-agent contracts with the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals in 2010 and the New York Mets in 2011, but none of those opportunities worked in Botts' favor as he was released by Chicago and granted free agency by Washington and New York.
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By Charles Rich | January 2, 2009
GLENDALE — Editor’s Note: The following is a recap of the 2008 local sports scene from the summer and fall seasons .   The last half of 2008 brought many surprising results and stories. The area saw the prestigious California Amateur Championship move to Southern California for the first time in the event’s illustrious history. The Crescenta Valley High boys’ water polo team captured the program’s first CIF championship. The Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team fell just short in their quest to win a second straight state championship.
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By Dylan Kruse | June 12, 2008
GLENDALE ? The following are updates on area players in minor league baseball. ? Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) Oklahoma Redhawks first baseman/outfielder: After lighting up minor league pitching in 2004, Botts appeared to be on the path to eventual Major League stardom. Now, Botts will have to look for that stardom in a brand new country. After expressing displeasure with the Texas Rangers organization when he was optioned from Texas to the Triple-A Oklahoma Redhawks on April 29, Botts?
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 24, 2007
GLENDALE — With the baseball season rapidly coming to a close for area athletes playing in the Minor Leagues, there is much to review in the way of thrilling victories, crushing losses, development and, of course, progress toward the ultimate shared goal — breaking into Major League Baseball. From experienced players on the cusp of that breakthrough, to rookies starting at the ground floor, 2007 saw stars and standouts from Glendale Community College and local high schools reach new highs.
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By Gabriel Rizk | September 3, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area’s Major League Baseball players. Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) infielder, Pittsburgh Pirates : A batting average rising in the 300s is familiar territory for the 2006 National League batting champion. The power numbers Sanchez has continued to accumulate over recent weeks are not, but the increased run production and unexpected spike in home runs show no sign of tapering off. Through Saturday’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates starting second baseman has hit 11 homers on the season, well eclipsing last year’s career high of six and enough to equal his career total of round trippers coming into the season.
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