Stacy Piagno becomes third woman since 1950 to earn a win in a men’s professional league

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On Saturday, Sonoma Stompers pitcher Stacy Piagno earned her first win against the Pittsburg Diamonds. In doing so, she became the third woman to earn a win in a men’s professional league since 1950.

Stompers president and GM Theo Fightmaster, via the Stompers’ website:

This was a great night for Stacy and a fantastic night for baseball. This was a start she’s been preparing for, and she validated the opportunity she was given. That was an incredible performance against a very tough lineup.

Piagno:

It’s always a thought in your mind, especially in our situation coming in here as a female, can I really be successful? Can I go deep in the game? I’m not just out here for a hoax. It proves to myself that yes, all the hard work can pay off and yes, I can be successful out here.

This team is my family, in and out. That’s something that I even thought of before the game. These guys are my family, they have my back.

The Stompers made headlines last year when the club signed Piagno and Kelsie Whitmore, becoming the first team to have multiple women on its roster since the 1950’s.

Report: Angels to acquire Ian Kinsler from the Tigers

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Update (7:51 PM ET): ESPN’s Buster Olney says the deal isn’t final yet. Rosenthal says that any delay on this trade is due to Kinsler’s no-trade clause, but he still expects the deal to happen.

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.

Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.

The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.