Toros will take season hiatus

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The Tucson Toros will not play the 2011 season, official word coming from the team Monday afternoon. The Toros will step aside as the Portland Beavers will play one season in Tucson.

Portland is the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and are expected to play for one season in the Old Pueblo as they wait for a new ballpark to be built in southern California.

The twist is that Portland will play it's home games at Tucson Electric Park, minor league spring training and other community activities will still be held at Hi Corbett field.