Category Archives: Eastern League

Tigers trade Travis to Blue Jays for Gose

The Detroit Tigers traded former West Michigan Whitecaps 2B Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose late Wednesday night. Earlier that day, Baseball America named Travis the top prospect in the Tigers organization. Presumably that honor … Continue reading

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Liriano makes MLB debut; Farmer to debut on Wednesday

Former Midwest League MVP Rymer Liriano made his major-league debut with the San Diego Padres on Monday, going 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his team’s 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. He batted seventh and played right field. Liriano … Continue reading

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Day 5 of road trip includes look at former Whitecaps

Day 5 of my Cooperstown road trip included a baseball doubleheader — a matinee game at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, and a night game at Jerry Uht Park, home of the Erie SeaWolves. The latter game … Continue reading

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QC voted MWL’s top hat in MiLB’s Clash of the Caps contest

The results of Minor League Baseball’s “Clash of the Caps” contest were revealed today, and five Midwest League teams finished in the top 25. The Quad Cities River Bandits finished fourth overall and first among Midwest League teams. The three … Continue reading

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Steinmann replaces Prieto as LumberKings manager

Last week the Clinton LumberKings got a new hitting coach. This week they got a new manager. Nine days before the start of the season (April 3), the LumberKings learned former manager Scott Steinmann will serve a second stint as Clinton’s skipper. He replaces … Continue reading

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Erickson to return as Timber Rattlers manager

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced today that Matt Erickson will return in 2014 for a fourth season as the team’s manager. Erickson was manager of the Timber Rattlers when they won the Midwest League championship in 2012. That got him … Continue reading

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Guerrero ties MWL record with 6 hits in game

Lansing Lugnuts SS Emilio Guerrero went 6-for-6 with a grand slam and 5 RBI to tie the Midwest League record for most hits in a game Friday. Two other Lugnuts players have gotten six hits in a game — Franklin German, … Continue reading

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