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Thunder first baseman Greg Bird was named the Eastern League Player of the Week
By Matt Kardos On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Bird is the Word: Thunder Slugger Named EL Player of the Week

The Eastern League announced on Monday afternoon that Trenton Thunder first baseman Greg Bird has been named the league’s Player of the Week for the period of August 4th-10th. Bird, a 2011 fifth-round draft More...

Peter O'Brien is given a pat on the butt by Thunder Hitting Coach Marcus Thames as he departs from the team in Portland after being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Photo by: Trenton Thunder
By Matt Kardos On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Yankees Deal Thunder All-Star O’Brien to Arizona

It isn’t often that a 24-year old power-hitting prospect with 33 home runs before August gets traded by an organization that lacks power throughout their farm system. But, that is exactly what the Yankees More...

Luis Severino pitched 5.2 innings of dominant ball on Tuesday night. Photo by: Trenton Thunder
By Matt Kardos On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Severino Dominates New Britain in Thunder Victory

TRENTON - Tuesday night’s battle between the Thunder and the New Britan Rock Cats was slated to be a star-studded pitching match-up between Yankees top-pitching prospect Luis Severino and Minnesota Twins More...

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By Matt Kardos On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Running Trenton Diary From Eastern League All-Star Game

Altoona, PA- The Trenton Thunder coaching staff, headlined by Manager Tony Franklin, will be running the show for the Eastern Division in tonight’s Eastern League All-Star Game in Altoona, Pennsylvania. More...

Yankees top pitching prospect Luis Severino has been promoted to Trenton.
By Matt Kardos On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Yankees Top Pitching Prospect Severino Promoted to Trenton

(Altoona, PA) – As the Trenton  Thunder began the All-Star break on Tuesday, former team beat writer and current Baseball America Social Media Editor, Josh Norris, reported on Twitter that the Yankees More...

Akron players Anthony Gallas (left) and Alex Lavisky (right) talk about the return of LeBron James to Cleveland. Photo by: Matt Kardos
By Matt Kardos On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Akron Baseball Players Welcome Home LeBron

(Trenton) – The city of Cleveland emerged victorious in the biggest sweepstakes in sports history on Friday. LeBron James announced via an op-ed piece on SI.com that he was returning home to his native city More...

Trenton will send 4 to the Eastern League All-Star Game. Photo by: Trenton Thunder
By Matt Kardos On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Four Thunder Players Selected to All-Star Game

The Eastern League in conjunction with its teams announced the rosters for the leagues annual All-Star game at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona next Wednesday night. The Trenton Thunder will send four players More...

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia addresses the media after his outing in Trenton on Wednesday. Photo by: Matthew Kardos
By Matt Kardos On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Sabathia Spotty in Trenton Rehab Assignment

(Trenton)- New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia toed the rubber for the Thunder at Arm & Hammer Park  on Wednesday night for his second rehabilitation start against the Portland Sea Dogs. In his first outing More...

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By Matt Kardos On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Sabathia is Trenton Bound

(TRENTON) -  New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told WFAN team beat-writer Sweeny Murti on Tuesday that pitcher CC Sabathia will make his next rehab start for the Trenton Thunder on Thursday evening More...

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By Matt Kardos On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Thunder Slugger Peter O’Brien Selected to Play in MLB Futures Game

Major League Baseball announced the rosters for their annual All-Star  Futures Game on Tuesday. Among the young promising stars heading to Target Field in Minnesota for the prestigious prospect showcase on July More...

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By Matt Kardos On Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Worilds Gives Back to Rambler Nation

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is coming off of a stellar 2013 campaign that saw the Carteret-native post career-best marks in starts (11), sacks (8) and tackles (54) while also leading all of the More...

Refsnyder is riding an 11-game hitting streak.
By Matt Kardos On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Refsnyder Developing Into Important Piece of Yankees Future

(TRENTON, NJ) The New York Yankees opted to let all-star Robinson Cano walk to the Seattle Mariners for greener dollars this past winter. In doing so, the organization was left without an immediate in-house option More...