Arizona Fall League heads to Glendale

Rob Tringali

Camelback Ranch will be home to team

Major League Baseball announced that the Phoenix Desert Dogs will re-locate from Phoenix Municipal Stadium to Camelback Ranch for the 2013 Arizona Fall League. While there have been frequent moves of the AFL "franchises" since the start of the league in 1992, Phoenix Muni had always hosted the Desert Dogs.

With the move to Camelback Ranch, the team name will now be the Glendale Desert Dogs. Both White Sox and Dodgers prospects will play for the Desert Dogs, along with prospects from four other clubs to-be-named.

Camelback Ranch stadium was built in 2009 and has some of the best facilities in Arizona. Phoenix Muni was built in 1964 and is currently the Spring Training home of the Oakland Athletics. However, the Athletics will be moving to HoHoKam Stadium in 2015 and no major league club will use Phoenix Muni.

White Sox prospects have had a nomadic existence in recent years in the AFL. While it likely won't have a major effect, it can only be a positive for White Sox prospects to be playing and training at their familiar "home" facility during the AFL.

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