FARGO, N.D. — The RedHawks sold the contract of pitcher Grant Black to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The Newport, Ark. native previously played for the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League before joining the RedHawks organization this offseason.
Black becomes the 80th RedHawks player since 1996 to have his contract sold to a Major League Baseball organization. The RedHawks originally acquired Black in December in a trade with the Gateway Grizzlies that sent Carlos Garcia to the Frontier League.
Fargo-Moorhead has had at least one player contract purchased by an MLB organization during each of the team’s 25 seasons. The Oakland Athletics lead the way with 11 contracts purchased and the Miami Marlins come in second with six contracts purchased. The Toronto Blue Jays are the only MLB team to have never purchased a player’s contract from the RedHawks.