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Smaller baseball players built their own home to live in the season

Iowa Cubs Pitcher Trevor Clifton (35) delivers a ton during a Pacific Coast League game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on June 22, 2018 at Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa defeated Colorado Springs 4-3. (Brad Krause / Four Seam Images via AP) Despite being at the threshold of the Major League, the Triple-A level in the baseball's minor league system has less everything – stadiums, crowds, player paychecks and, for a resourceful Iowa Cubs corps, a definite smaller "house" . If you can call it that. Trevor Clifton doesn't have the bank account to splurge on a hotel or apartment during the season, so the frugal shooter and his lively dad built a small home. LOS ANGELES ANGELS JONATHAN LUCROY, KEVAN SMITH BOTCH HOME RUN HIGH FIVE FESTIVAL Clifton, selected by the Chicago Cubs with No. 12 on the MLB Draft 2013, partially built the home from parts scavanged from a $ 200 campers they bought online, Des Moines Register reported. The home, which was built on wheels, gives Clifton a "cozy" 104 square meters. "We built it from scratch. We always saw the little homes on Pinterest and thought," Dang, it would be cool to build, "Clifton says." We had a chance to do it from scratch, so we went ahead and did. " Clifton's father put the last hand at home while the pot was gone at spring training in Arizona. The home now has a sofa, fridge, microwave, storage space and a mattress. Originally…

Despite being at the threshold of the Major League, the Triple-A level in the baseball’s minor league system has less everything – stadiums, crowds, player paychecks and, for a resourceful Iowa Cubs corps, a definite smaller “house” .

If you can call it that.

Trevor Clifton doesn’t have the bank account to splurge on a hotel or apartment during the season, so the frugal shooter and his lively dad built a small home.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS JONATHAN LUCROY, KEVAN SMITH BOTCH HOME RUN HIGH FIVE FESTIVAL

Clifton, selected by the Chicago Cubs with No. 12 on the MLB Draft 2013, partially built the home from parts scavanged from a $ 200 campers they bought online, Des Moines Register reported. The home, which was built on wheels, gives Clifton a “cozy” 104 square meters.

“We built it from scratch. We always saw the little homes on Pinterest and thought,” Dang, it would be cool to build, “Clifton says.” We had a chance to do it from scratch, so we went ahead and did. “

Clifton’s father put the last hand at home while the pot was gone at spring training in Arizona. The home now has a sofa, fridge, microwave, storage space and a mattress. Originally parked outside the Iowa Cubs stadium, the portable home is located. Now outside a teammate’s house.

“I just like being alone – just relaxing – when I get home,” he said. “It’s a way to do it. You are yourself. You can do what you want. If you want to fish by the lake, you can do it. “

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Clifton has a 1.08 ERA in three appearances for Iowa this season.

The Iowa Cubs play in the Pacific Coast League and are the Chicago Cubs “Triple-A Affiliate. The team is 11-7 in the season and has a game against Nashville Sounds on Wednesday.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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