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France: French Elite League News and Notes

France: French Elite League News and Notes

FRANCE – Minnesota Twins prospect Frederic Hanvi will join the French League club Senart Templiers next fall after his minor league season ends. The Senlis native previously suited up for the Montigny Cougars.

The 21-year-old catcher/outfielder, who is currently the only U.S. minor leaguer who was born in France, batted .131 (8-for-61) with two doubles and five RBIs in 2010 with the GCL Twins (Rookie League).

The Savigny Lions have added three new players – Amin Touahri, Ilyas Touahri and Luis Aponte – to its roster for the 2011 campaign. The Lions finished atop the French regular season this year with a 20-4 record but lost to the Rouen Huskies in the French League championship series.

Amin batted .362 while posting a 2.07 ERA while Ilyas hit .375 and struck out 42 in 43 innings for the Nationale 1 club Thiais.

Aponte, who played for Senart this year, batted .306 in 14 games for the Templiers.

The Pessac Panthers have added a pair of talented hitters, Sebastien Boyer and Maxime Charlot, for the 2011 season. The Panthers competed in the second division this year.

Boyer hit .300 in 15 games with the Savigny Lions this past season while Charlot led STB Toulouse with a .304 batting mark in 22 games.


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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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