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New for 2010: The Connecticut Tigers

The former Oneonta Tigers received the necessary permissions to move to Norwich, Connecticut.

The short-season New York-Penn League and Minor League Baseball officially granted approval today for the Oneonta Tigers to move to Norwich, Connecticut, where the team will play in Dodd Stadium as the Connecticut Tigers.

The team will hold an April 1 press conference at the former home of the Connecticut Defenders (Class AA; Eastern League) to unveil team logos and uniforms.

The Tigers agreed to a 1o-year lease with two five-year options.

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