Category Archives: Gold Glove Awards

Dodgers announce rest of Loons coaching staff

Having already announced that former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will manage the Loons this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers revealed the rest of the Great Lakes coaching staff Thursday. Velazquez, a first-time manager, will be joined by pitching coach Bobby Cuellar, … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Newcomb & Aybar traded for Simmons

Former Midwest Leaguers Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar were part of a three-player package the Los Angeles Angels sent to the Atlanta Braves for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday. Newcomb was widely considered to be the Angels’ top … Continue reading

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Hunter announces retirement after 19 seasons

Former Fort Wayne Wizards outfielder Torii Hunter announced his retirement Monday night, ending his playing career after 19 seasons in the major leagues. The five-time All-Star won nine Gold Glove Awards during that time. Hunter’s path to the big leagues included … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mark Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Mark Buehrle turns 36 today. The former Burlington Bees hurler is a workhorse, having pitched over 200 innings in each of the last 14 seasons. Buehrle’s 200-inning streak began in 2001, the year after he made … Continue reading

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Grudzielanek to manage Cougars this year

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that former major-leaguer Mark Grudzielanek will manage the Kane County Cougars this year. Grudzielanek played 15 seasons in the big leagues, with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals … Continue reading

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Padres, Yankees swap former Midwest League pitchers

The New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres swapped former Midwest League pitchers Monday. The Yankees parted with one of their bullpen arms, RHP Shawn Kelley, to get minor-league righty Johnny Barbato, who pitched in Double-A for the Padres … Continue reading

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Seager agrees to 7-year, $100M deal with Mariners

Former Clinton LumberKings infielder Kyle Seager reportedly has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Seattle Mariners. The deal, which reportedly includes a club option for an eighth season (2022), buys out the third baseman’s three arbitration … Continue reading

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