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Listach on AFL Nods

KODAK, Tenn. – The Mesa Solar Sox roster is dotted with Tennessee Smokies players as four pitchers from the team were selected by the Cubs to play in the Arizona Fall League on Monday. They will be joined by an outfielder and an infielder who both spent most of the season in Double-A ball.

"It's a great place," Tennessee Smokies Manager Pat Listach, who has twice done managerial stints in the league, said of the Arizona Fall League. "Whoever came up with the idea did a great job with it. It's a winter league, but you don't have to leave the country to play. You don't have to go to Mexico or the Dominican Republican or Venezuela. It's a great idea." Said Steve Cobb, AFL executive...

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