WEST SACRAMENTO - Oakland A's 2004 first-round pick Landon Powell has overcome several hardships during his career, including three knee injuries and a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. However, none of those compared to what he and his family dealt with this offseason. This weekend, he returned to Sacramento as a visiting player and reflected on loss, growth and his role with his new team.
The 5-month-old daughter of New York Mets catcher Landon Powell has died.
The family said on its Facebook page that Izzy Powell died Friday night of an immune disease that attacked her liver and bone marrow.
The family wrote in a post Saturday that she ''fought until the end'' and ''her life served a great purpose in her short 5 months on this earth.'...
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January 27, 2013
Catcher Landon Powell, whom the Mets recently signed to a Minor League contract, lost his infant daughter to a fatal liver condition last night.
Powell’s baby daughter, Izzy, was born prematurely and was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
Such a sad story to report.
To learn more you can visit their Facebook page, Prayers For Izzy.
Our thoughts and prayers...
The Mets just announced they have signed C Landon Powell to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training.
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The Oakland Athletics have released catcher Landon Powell, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year.
Powell has been Oakland's backup catcher behind Kurt Suzuki each of the past three seasons, but played in only 36 games in 2011 with a .171 batting average, one home run and four RBIs.
He appeared in 123 games over the last three years with Oakland. Powell is a .207...
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March 09, 2012
According to a team announcement, the Oakland Athletics have released catcher Landon Powell. Here's more information from the team's press release:
“Powell was a non-roster invitee this spring and was 2-for-6 (.333) in three games with the A’s. He spent nearly the entire 2011 season with Oakland but appeared in just 36 games, batting .171 with a home run and four...
Athletics catcher Landon Powell has cleared waivers, reports Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links). She notes that Powell can refuse the outright assignment to the minors, but he's unlikely to do so because he'd forfeit a guaranteed contract. MLB.com's Jane Lee says (on Twitter) he has eight days to make the decision.
Powell, 29, was designated...
In an announcement by the Oakland Athletics, the team has designated catcher Landon Powell and outfielder Jai Miller for assignment. The move was done to accommodate the trade that the team had with the Nationals this week.
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The Athletics have designated catcher Landon Powell for assignment, reports Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links). Oakland currently has 41 players on their 40-man roster following the Gio Gonzalez trade, so they still must make another roster move.
"Not fun to find out two days before Christmas," said Powell, who hopes to get picked up by another...
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The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with infielders Daric Barton and Adam Rosales and catcher Landon Powell.
Also on Monday, the A's tendered contracts to all the unsigned players on their 40-man roster, including six who remain eligible for arbitration - pitchers Andrew Bailey, Dallas Braden, Joey Devine, Gio Gonzalez and Brandon McCarthy along with outfielder...
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December 12, 2011