Category Archives: California League

Archer agrees to 6-year, $25.5M deal with Rays

We interrupt the 2014 Midwest League season preview series to bring you some MWL alumni news … Tampa Bay Rays RHP Chris Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million deal that includes two club options upping the maximum value of … Continue reading

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Haselman named Loons manager

Former big-league catcher Bill Haselman will manage the Great Lakes Loons in 2014, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday. Haselman played parts of 13 seasons in the major leagues, all in the American League. He was Roger Clemens’ catcher when … Continue reading

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Four 2013 Dragons honored by Reds

Four Cincinnati Reds prospects were announced as winners of organizational awards during Redsfest on Friday. Infielder Seth Mejias-Brean was named the Reds Minor League Player of the Year, becoming the third Dragons player to win the award. (The other two were … Continue reading

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Snappers pitcher traded to Nationals

The Oakland Athletics traded Beloit Snappers SP Dakota Bacus to the Washington Nationals for big-league catcher Kurt Suzuki. Bacus went 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 121.1 IP (26 games/16 starts) for the Snappers. The Washington Post … Continue reading

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Loons SS Corey Seager promoted to Rancho Cucamonga

Los Angeles Dodgers SS prospect Corey Seager didn’t get to play Friday night thanks to a rainout at Dow Diamond, but he got promoted from the Great Lakes Loons to the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Seager batted .309 with 12 … Continue reading

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More former Midwest Leaguers on the move (and other news)

Two more former Midwest League players were traded before today’s deadline: RHP Kyle Smith and RHP Matt Stites. (Read my related posts here and here.) The Royals traded Smith to the Astros for OF Justin Maxwell. Smith pitched for the … Continue reading

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Davidson named Futures Game MVP, wins Triple-A HR Derby

To say the past two days have been memorable ones for Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson probably would be an understatement. Davidson, a member of the 2010 South Bend Silver Hawks, was named MVP of the All-Star Futures Game on … Continue reading

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Two former Midwest League players involved in trades today

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a pair of trades today, and both involved former Midwest League players. The Diamondbacks sent CF Chris Young and cash considerations to the Oakland A’s for SS Cliff Pennington and infield prospect Yordy Cabrera, then traded … Continue reading

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Billy Hamilton sets new single-season record for stolen bases

Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton set a new record for stolen bases in a single season by swiping four bags Tuesday, giving him 147 for the year. The previous record was held by Vince Coleman, who stole 145 bases for … Continue reading

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