Even though it's ahead of the big leagues, the baseball system's triple-A level has a smaller overall size for smaller leagues – stadiums, crowd levels, player paychecks and, for an inventive Iowa Cubs pitcher, a decidedly smaller "house" ,
If you can call it that.
Trevor Clifton does not have the account to rush to a fancy hotel or apartment during the season, and so the thrifty Hurler and his diligent father built a small house.
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Clifton, selected by the Chicago Cubs with the No. 12 of the 2013 MLB Draft, composed in part of parts From a $ 200 camper they bought online, the Des Moines Register was reported. The wheeled house offers Clifton "cozy" 104 square feet.
"We built it from the ground up. We've always seen the tiny houses on Pinterest and thought, 'Dang, that would be cool to build & # 39 ;, Clifton said. "We had the chance to do this from the ground up, so we kept going and did it."
Clifton's father gave the house the last few touches while the pitcher trained in Arizona in the spring. The house now has a couch, a fridge, a microwave, storage space and a mattress. Originally parked in front of the Iowa Cubs stadium, the portable home is now in front of a fellow player's home.
"I just like to be alone – relax – whenever I get home," he said. "That's one way to do that. You're alone. You can do whatever you want. If you want to fish at the lake, you can do that.
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. Clifton has played in three games for Iowa this season. 1.08 ERA
The Iowa Cubs play in the Pacific Coast League and are the Triple-A subsidiary of Chicago Cubs. The team is in the season 11: 7 and has on Wednesday a game against the Nashville Sounds.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.