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California Black Bears Replace Captain DJ Young

California Black Bears Replace Captain DJ Young: In a strategic lineup move, the California Black Bears bid farewell to team captain D.J. Young and welcomed Brandon French to their lineup ahead of the Major League Pickleball season.

The decision comes amid unfortunate circumstances for Young, who was sidelined by a wrist injury during MLP D.C. Unable to recover in time to compete, the team opted to make a change, bringing in French to strengthen their squad.

French, set to join Black Bears with newly acquired players Susannah Barr and Amanda Hendry, alongside Rafa Hewett, aims to contribute significantly to the Black Bears’ team. This reshuffle follows earlier adjustments that saw Barr replace Emily Cederquist, reflecting the team’s proactive approach to strengthening their lineup.

California Black Bears Replace Captain DJ Young
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The Black Bears, currently navigating a challenging season start with a 1-6 record, face an uphill battle to secure a playoff spot. Their recent lineup adjustments aim to strengthen their position and improve their standings as they pursue a turnaround in their season fortunes.

As California prepares for upcoming MLP events, the team looks to use these strategic moves to regain momentum and position themselves competitively in the league.

News in Brief: California Black Bears Replace Captain DJ Young

The California Black Bears have made a strategic decision ahead of the upcoming MLP season by replacing injured captain D.J. Young with Brandon French. French joins Susannah Barr, Amanda Hendry, and Rafa Hewett in the reshuffled lineup as the Bears aim to improve their 1-6 record and secure a playoff spot. This move reflects the team’s proactive strategy to strengthen their lineup and enhance their competitiveness in the league.

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