Category Archives: Eastern League

MWL alumni notes: Merritt pitches 7-inning no-hitter

Cleveland Indians prospect Ryan Merritt pitched a seven-inning no-hitter for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks on Saturday. He needed only 78 pitches for his gem, which included three strikeouts and a walk. The lefty pitched for the Lake County Captains in … 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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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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