News From The MinorsFriday February 22, 2019

Bobbleheads, Star Wars, Concerts & More On Tap at Werner Park in 2019
After revealing the weekly promotions for the 2019 campaign, the Omaha Storm Chasers are excited to announce their slate of daily promotions, theme nights, special appearances and performances for the upcoming season. Single-game tickets for the upcoming season will be available beginning on March 11.(2019/02/18)
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Chasers Awarding 12th Annual Jackie Robinson Scholarships
Chasers Charities, the charitable arm of the Omaha Storm Chasers, is proud to announce the 12th annual Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship contest presented by The Weitz Company. The program honors two local African-American students in an effort to commemorate the baseball legend that broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947.(2019/02/15)
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Royals Sign Nebraska Native Jake Diekman
The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday they have signed left-handed reliever Jake Diekman, a native of Wymore, Nebraska, to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.(2019/02/14)
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Chasers Add 'Sizzle' to 2019 Weekly Promotions
With Kansas City Royals pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training on Tuesday, the Omaha Storm Chasers have revealed their weekly promotions for the upcoming 2019 season.(2019/02/11)
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Chasers CEO/Managing Owner Accepts Humanitarian Award
Gary Green, Alliance Baseball LLC Chief Executive Officer and Managing Owner of the Omaha Storm Chasers, was awarded the M. Anthony Fisher Humanitarian Award at the 39th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Tuesday night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.(2019/02/06)
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'Taste, Tour & Tickets' Set for March 2 at Werner Park
The Omaha Storm Chasers have announced their sixth annual free "Taste, Tour & Tickets" event will take place at Werner Park on Saturday, March 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. In addition to free admission, fans will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase $5 Baseline Box seats for Opening Night at Werner Park during the event.(2019/01/31)
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National Anthem Tryouts at Westroads Mall on Feb. 9
The Omaha Storm Chasers' annual National Anthem Tryouts will be hosted by Westroads Mall on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will provide individuals and ensembles the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at one of the organization's 70 home games at Werner Park during the 2019 regular season.(2019/01/07)
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Chasers' 2019 Coaching Staff Announced
The Kansas City Royals have announced the organization's minor league staff assignments for the upcoming 2019 campaign, with plenty of familiar faces coming back to Werner Park. Manager Brian Poldberg is set to return to Omaha for his sixth season as skipper, with Pitching Coach Andy Hawkins, Hitting Coach Brian Buchanan and Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Falco all coming back as well. The lone newcomer is Athletic Trainer James Stone after serving as the trainer at High-A Wilmington for the last seven seasons.(2019/01/07)
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Starling & Adam Among Trio Signed by Royals to MiLB Deals
The Kansas City Royals announced on Monday that they have signed outfielder Bubba Starling, right-handed pitcher Jason Adam and first baseman Samir Dueñez to minor league contracts. The trio had previously not had been tendered Major League contracts for the 2019 season on November 30.(2018/12/17)
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"Walk-In Wednesdays" Begin January 2
The Omaha Storm Chasers along with Spectra Food Service and Hospitality have announced "Walk-In Wednesdays", providing face-to-face job interviews for part-time gameday employment positions for the upcoming 2019 season. Beginning on January 2 and continuing each Wednesday through March 13, candidates will be able to interview on-the-spot at Werner Park from noon until 6:00pm.(2018/12/06)
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Staumont, Hernandez Added to Royals' 40-Man Roster
The Kansas City Royals announced three additions to the club's 40-man roster on Tuesday in advance of that day's deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held next month during Baseball's Winter Meetings. 2017-18 Omaha right-handers Josh Staumont and Arnaldo Hernandez were both placed on Kansas City's 40-man roster for the first time, in addition to right-hander Scott Blewett.(2018/11/21)
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Chasers Set All-Time Charitable Giving Record
The Omaha Storm Chasers set an all-time record in charitable giving for the sixth consecutive year in 2018, assisting with over 300 different organizations. In total, the Storm Chasers franchise donated $851,237.75 to local charities over the course of their 50th season in franchise history, an increase of $51,055.30 compared to last year.(2018/11/20)
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Chasers Earn 11th Straight 'Best of Omaha' Honor
(2018/11/09)
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Omaha Alums Perez, Gordon, Greinke Earn Gold Gloves
The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced on Sunday night, with a trio of former Omaha players receiving honors, including catcher Salvador Perez and outfielder Alex Gordon, who both played with the Storm Chasers during the 2018 season on Major League Rehab Assignments. 2005 Omaha Royals hurler Zack Greinke also earned a Gold Glove in the National League.(2018/11/05)
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Bill Fischer: 1930-2018
The Omaha Storm Chasers mourn the passing of Kansas City Royals Senior Pitching Advisor and Council Bluffs, Iowa resident Bill Fischer. The Storm Chasers organization honored Fischer on May 27, 2015 in what was his 68th season in professional baseball, with Sarpy County proclaiming that day "Bill Fischer Day".(2018/10/31)
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Merrifield, Barlow on Japan All-Star Series Roster
Omaha Storm Chasers alums Whit Merrifield and Scott Barlow have been selected to participate in the 2018 Japan All-Star Series in conjunction with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). The series will feature seven games, in addition to one exhibition across Japan from November 8-15.(2018/10/30)
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Five Omaha Alums Tabbed Gold Glove Finalists
The finalists for the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Thursday, with four players with ties to the Omaha franchise among those competing for those honors. Included in that group are current Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and outfielder Alex Gordon. That duo alone has garnered a combined nine Gold Glove Awards in their respective careers.(2018/10/25)
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Chasers Nab Best Marketing Campaign Award
Ballpark Digest announced on Wednesday that the Omaha Storm Chasers are the recipient of the publication's Best Marketing Campaign Award for the 2018 season, rewarding the Storm Chasers for their efforts in promoting the organization's 50th season in franchise history. Last week the Storm Chasers organization was also recognized as an Honorable Mention for the publication's 2018 Continued Excellence Award.(2018/10/10)
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Cain, Moustakas Among Omaha Alums Advancing to Postseason
Just four teams remain in postseason play, with all four boasting at least one former Omaha player on their roster or coaching staff. Thanks to this development, an Omaha alum will win the World Series for the seventh straight season.(2018/10/08)
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Schwindel, Lovelady Earn Omaha Player of the Year Honors
The Kansas City Royals announced on Wednesday the organization's Minor League Player of the Year Awards for each of their affiliates. Infielder Frank Schwindel was tabbed Omaha's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while southpaw Richard Lovelady earned Pitcher of the Year honors.(2018/09/26)
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Chasers Partner with Sarpy County Tourism for Expansions at Werner Park
In partnership with Sarpy County Tourism and in anticipation of the 2019 Royals Exhibition Game at Werner Park presented by Cobalt Credit Union, the Omaha Storm Chasers have announced off-season improvement plans for Werner Park that will consist of an expansion of the Storm Front Team Store that will include housing the Sarpy County Tourism Offices, in addition to an expansion of the hospitality area located behind home plate on the primary concourse along with renovations of two existing suites.(2018/09/11)
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Record-Breaking Schwindel Ends Season with 6-5 Win
(2018/09/03)
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Cakes Take Penultimate Tussle, 6-4
(2018/09/03)
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Chasers Top Baby Cakes 3-1
Royals southpaw Eric Skoglund tossed five shutout frames as part of his Major League Rehab Assignment with the Storm Chasers, while Omaha pulled ahead with a three-run seventh inning to defeat the New Orleans Baby Cakes 3-1 on Saturday evening at the Shrine on Airline.(2018/09/02)
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Chasers Ice 'Cakes 3-0
Omaha starter Glenn Sparkman tossed seven shutout frames and struck out eight while receiving all of the run support needed thanks to the Storm Chasers' three-run first frame highlighted by right fielder Paulo Orlando's two-run double as the club posted their league-best fourteenth shutout victory in a 3-0 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes at the Shrine on Airline in Metairie, Louisiana.(2018/09/01)
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Chasers Sock 'Sox 11-5 in Front of 7,330
Omaha scored nine runs in a second frame that featured 14 batters, while shortstop Nicky Lopez posted three hits, designated hitter Frank Schwindel smacked his 36th double of the year and right fielder Elier Hernandez drove in three runs in the Storm Chasers' 11-5 home finale victory in front of 7,330 fans at Werner Park.(2018/08/31)
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Sky Sox Sweep Twinbill Over Chasers
Colorado Springs took advantage of three big innings, including a three-run fourth in a 3-2 game one victory, along with a four-spot in the second and three tallies in the fourth as part of a 7-0 game two victory that featured a seven-inning complete game from starter Bubba Derby as the Sky Sox swept Wednesday night's twinbill over the Omaha Storm Chasers at Werner Park.(2018/08/30)
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Colorado Springs Clips Omaha 4-3
Colorado Springs second baseman Tyler Saladino slapped a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning after Storm Chasers center fielder Donnie Dewees and first baseman Frank Schwindel homered in a 4-3 Sky Sox victory over Omaha on Tuesday night at Werner Park.(2018/08/29)
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2019 Chasers Home Schedule Revealed
The Omaha Storm Chasers in conjunction with the Pacific Coast League have announced their home dates for the 2019 campaign, which will be the Omaha franchise's 51st season of play. Opening Day at Werner Park is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, with the Storm Chasers slated to face the Oklahoma City Dodgers.(2018/08/02)
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"50 Summers" Documentary To Be Released by Hurrdat Films, Chasers
Hurrdat Films and the Omaha Storm Chasers are proud to announce the upcoming release of full-length documentary 50 Summers in celebration of the Storm Chasers' historic 50th season as the Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.(2018/07/03)
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