Category Archives: Fort Myers Miracle

Sano to undergo Tommy John surgery

Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to miss the entire 2014 season. Some details from Rhett Bollinger, the Twins beat reporter for MLB.com: Sano … Continue reading

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Padres trade pair of former TinCaps to Rays

The biggest news in Major League Baseball today is Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreeing to a 7-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, but that’s not the only news regarding player movement today. There also was a seven-player … Continue reading

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Buxton named Topps Minor League Player of the Year

Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton was announced today as the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, which goes to the Topps Minor League Player of the Year. Buxton played the first half of the season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He hit .341 … Continue reading

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River Bandits win Game 1 of MWL Championship Series

The opening game of the 2013 Midwest League Championship Series was a pitchers duel won by the Quad Cities River Bandits on a late-inning single by Rio Ruiz against the South Bend Silver Hawks bullpen. The two starting pitchers — … Continue reading

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MLB.com’s Top 5 prospects played in Midwest League

MLB.com released Jonathan Mayo’s new ranking of baseball’s Top 100 prospects today, and the five highest-ranked players all did time in the Midwest League. In fact, all five players were notable prospects even when they were in the MWL: 1. … Continue reading

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Twins reportedly promote four Kernels to High-A

According to this report by The Gazette‘s Jeff Johnson, the Minnesota Twins are expected to announce today that they promoted four Cedar Rapids Kernels players – 1B Dalton “D.J.” Hicks, OF J.D. Williams, LHP Steve Gruver and RHP Tyler Jones — to the High-A Fort Myers … Continue reading

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Buxton promoted to High-A Fort Myers

There are reports tonight that Byron Buxton, one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects, has been promoted from the Cedar Rapids Kernels to the High-A Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League. This is not a surprise move; in … Continue reading

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Sano to make Double-A debut tonight; Stephenson placed on DL

Top Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano is scheduled to make his debut for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats tonight. Sano, Eddie Rosario and Angel Morales — all former Beloit Snappers — were promoted from the High-A Fort Myers Miracle … Continue reading

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Baez goes yard four times, drives in seven

Javier Baez reminded us Monday why many consider him the Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, slugging four homers and driving in seven runs for the Daytona Cubs. Baez is only the second Florida State League player to hit four home runs in a single … Continue reading

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