Category Archives: California League

Garrett, O’Neill named MWL players of the week

Dayton Dragons LHP Amir Garrett and Clinton LumberKings OF Tyler O’Neill respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of August 11-17. Garrett pitched a seven-inning shutout against the Lake County Captains … Continue reading

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Former Snapper Boog Powell gets 50-game suspension

Oakland Athletics OF prospect Herschel “Boog” Powell, who played the first half of this season with the Beloit Snappers, was suspended 50 games Monday for using a banned substance (an amphetamine). Powell batted .335 with 3 HR, 17 RBI and … Continue reading

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Rogers, Martinez named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars 1B Jacob Rogers and Great Lakes Loons RHP Jonathan Martinez were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 16-22 (really June 19-22 because the MWL All-Star break … Continue reading

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Top Astros prospect Correa suffers leg injury

Houston Astros prospect Carlos Correa — one of two No. 1 overall draft picks to play with the Quad Cities River Bandits last year — suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury sliding into third base on an … Continue reading

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Singleton promoted, signs historic contract

The Houston Astros are promoting one of their top prospects, first baseman Jon Singleton, in time for the team’s game against the Los Angeles Angels tomorrow. Accompanying this news today was Yahoo Sports writer Jeff Passan’s report that Singleton agreed to a … Continue reading

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Aguilera, Aviles named MWL players of the week

Burlington Bees 1B Eric Aguilera and Lake County Captains RHP Robbie Aviles were respectively named the Midwest League’s offensive player and pitcher of the week for the seven-day period ending May 18. As usual in its announcement of its “Player of … Continue reading

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D-backs promote Blair to High-A Visalia

The Arizona Diamondbacks promoted RHP Aaron Blair from the South Bend Silver Hawks to the High-A Visalia Rawhide today. Blair went 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA in 35.2 IP for the Silver Hawks this season, but those numbers are deceiving. … Continue reading

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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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