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T-Bones exercise player options for 2018

The Kansas City T-Bones announced that the club has exercised the 2018 option on 22 players.

The players include:

Alex Blackford, right-handed pitcher
Jordan Edgerton, infielder
Paul Hendrix, infielder
Cedric Hunter, outfielder
Kevin Keyes, infielder
Dexter Kjerstad, outfielder
Marcus Lemon, outfielder
Jackson Lowery, right-handed pitcher
Chantz Mack, outfielder
Rich Mascheri, left-handed pitcher
Jared Mortensen, right-handed pitcher
Luis Paula, right-handed pitcher
Tucker Pennell, catcher
Gabe Perez, right-handed pitcher
Kyle Petty, infielder
Leonardo Rojas, catcher
Matt Sergey, right-handed pitcher
Grant Sides, right-handed pitcher
Myles Smith, right-handed pitcher
Niko Vazquez, infielder
Jeff Walters, right-handed pitcher
Cody Winiarski, right-handed pitcher

“Exercising the option” means that the players still need to be signed to contracts for the 2018 season, but Kansas City retains their rights for the season.

The T-Bones just completed their second-best season in franchise history, going 57-43 in 2017, under first-year manager Joe Calfapietra.

In a separate transaction the club acquired right-handed pitcher Grant Sides from York in the Atlantic League, to complete an earlier trade between the two clubs.

2018 season tickets are available online or by calling 913-328-5618 or visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

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T-Bones, Rotary support disaster relief efforts

Jim Mitchum, left, Heart to Heart CEO, accepted a fundraising check from T-Bones President Adam Ehlert, right, who also serves as governor of Rotary District 5710. (Photo from T-Bones)

The Kansas City T-Bones teamed up with Rotary International clubs to support disaster relief efforts in Texas and Florida recently.

A check for $38,293 was presented to Heart to Heart International from Rotary International District 5710, with the help of the T-Bones.

During the final home series of the 2017 season at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas, Rotarians and other volunteers collected donations at the stadium.

Comedian Bill Murray, who is a part owner of the St. Paul Saints, who were visiting the T-Bones during the final series, contributed to the fundraising effort with a donation.

Heart to Heart International, based in Lenexa, was founded 25 years ago by Rotarians. T-Bones President Adam Ehlert is Rotary District 5710’s governor.


T-Bones, KC Crew try adult sports leagues

New adult sports leagues are coming to CommunityAmerica Ballpark, according to the Kansas City T-Bones and KC Crew.

Softball, Kickball, and Cornhole leagues will initially be offered this fall season at the ballpark and as demand grows KC Crew and the T-Bones will add more sports and options as well as pickup nights and even watch parties, according to a spokesman.

“KC Crew is very excited about this new partnership with the T-Bones. Not only will we be able to offer quality leagues in the Legends area, but participants will be able to play in an amazing complex, the CommunityAmerica Ballpark,” said Luke Wade, founder of Awesome.

KC Crew is an adult sports league and special events company focused on creating awesome sports leagues and fun events in the Kansas City area. In 2016, KC Crew grew to 6,200 league participants and over 3,000 in special events and pub crawls in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

“We’re thrilled to partner with KC Crew and bring these types of events for young millennials to our stadium and Kansas City, Kansas, overall. We look forward to getting started this fall and growing our partnership in the future,” said Chris Browne, vice president and general manager of the T-Bones.

All dates, costs and sign up information is available at or by calling 816-812-1829.