■ Lake County Fielders pick expansion draft players (DailyHerald.com)
The Lake County Fielders, a Northern League expansion club that will begin play next June in Zion, completed its selections in the league's dispersal draft.
"We feel we selected 12 players that have the ability to make an immediate impact on our ballclub," says field manager Fran Riordan said Thursday in a statement released by the club.
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Cody Ehlers (01-04), first baseman: Ehlers spent five seasons in the New York Yankees system. He helped lead Trenton to consecutive league titles and earned league MVP honors in 2006 after leading the circuit in five offensive categories, including runs batted in, and extra base hits. He led all first basemen with a .994 fielding percentage. He hit .245 with 6 homers last year for the Goldeyes.