Category Archives: Appalachian League

Gordon extends hitting streak to 16 games

Cedar Rapids Kernels shortstop Nick Gordon extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the bottom of the 1st inning of his team’s 3-1 loss to the Burlington Bees on Friday. The Minnesota Twins prospect is batting .343 … Continue reading

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Son of longtime major-leaguer added to Kernels staff

The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday they promoted RHP Jared Wilson from the Cedar Rapids Kernels to the Fort Myers Miracle, and RHP Dereck Rodriguez will join the Kernels pitching staff from extended spring training. Wilson went 4-1 with a 3.12 … Continue reading

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Top Twins SS prospect Gordon headlines Kernels roster

The initial Cedar Rapids Kernels roster for the 2015 season features four players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Minnesota Twins prospects, with the most notable one being last year’s 5th overall draft pick, Nick Gordon. As I … Continue reading

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Top Blue Jays SS prospect Urena headlines Lugnuts roster

Five players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Toronto Blue Jays prospects are on the Lansing Lugnuts roster, including the organization’s top shortstop prospect, Richard Urena. This is the first full-season club assignment for Urena, who played all … Continue reading

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Hot Rods get Honeywell and two first-round draft picks

Bowling Green Hot Rods fans are likely to see some screwballs at the ballpark this year. I’m not talking about the players on the roster, though it’s possible some of them qualify, too. I’m referring to the screwball pitch thrown by … Continue reading

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White Sox sign Baldwin; Gordon slated for Cedar Rapids?

In 2001, the Chicago White Sox traded RHP James Baldwin to the Los Angeles Dodgers. This week, the White Sox signed his son, OF James Baldwin III, who recently was released by the Dodgers. I like the reverse symmetry of those … Continue reading

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Dozier agrees to 4-year, $20 million deal with Twins

Former Beloit Snappers SS Brian Dozier has agreed to a 4-year, $20 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, covering what would have been his arbitration-eligible years but not delaying his possible free agency after the 2018 season. Dozier, the Twins’ … Continue reading

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