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MiLB announces Aviators to play 7 home games as Reyes de Plata

The Aviators this season will continue the tradition of playing games as Reyes de Plata, Minor League Baseball announced Monday.

The Aviators will be one of 72 minor league teams that will play under a different Hispanic nickname. As the then 51s, the Reyes de Plata — or Silver Kings — were one of the first dozen franchises to use the Hispanic persona two seasons ago.

This season the Aviators will play 13 games as the Silver Kings with seven at home (May 7, May 21, June 4, July 2, July 23, July 30 and Aug. 20).

The promotion is part of Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversion” that will include almost 400 games.

Bill Bradley is sports editor of the Review-Journal. He can be reached at 702-387-2909 or bbradley@reviewjournal.com.

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