Thursday, November 3, 2011

Australian Baseball League Preview

The Australian Baseball League begins play today and will run through January 22. The league features six teams that compete in a 45 game regular season schedule. The top four teams advance to the league playoffs which features a three game format. The winner of the playoffs is awarded the Claxton Shield and an invitation to next year's Asia Series.

There are five Rays minor leaguers playing in the ABL. Here are the Rays on opening day rosters in the ABL:

  • IF Darryl George (Melbourne Aces)
  • OF Todd Glaesmann (Canberry Cavalry)
  • OF Kevin Kiermaier (Canberry Cavalry)
  • OF Ty Morrison (Canberry Cavalry)
  • C Mark Thomas (Canberry Cavalry)

You can learn more about the Australian Baseball League by visiting their website.


  1. The ABL announced that opening day has been postponed due to persistent rain in the region. There was only one game on the schedule today and the postponement does not effect any Rays minor leaguers. Games are expected to resume tomorrow.

  2. So glad to see Mark Thomas playing overseas in the off season...Good Luck to Mark and the rest of the guys.

  3. So whats the deal with kiermaier??? He isn't on the roster and he hasn't played in a game.