Category Archives: Gold Glove Awards

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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Almadova, Ratterree awarded MiLB Gold Gloves

Two players who spent a significant part of the 2014 season in the Midwest League were announced as winners of Rawlings Gold Gloves. Rawlings Sporting Goods Company awards nine Gold Gloves (one for each position) to minor-leaguers from the 10 full-season, MLB-affiliated minor … 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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Tigers add trio of former Midwest Leaguers to coaching staff

A trio of former Midwest League players are joining the Detroit Tigers’ coaching staff: Omar Vizquel, Wally Joyner and Mick Billmeyer. Vizquel will serve as Detroit’s first base/infield/baserunning coach. Last year he was a roving infield instructor in the Los … Continue reading

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Eight former Midwest Leaguers win Gold Glove Awards

The 2013 Gold Glove Awards were announced Tuesday, and eight former Midwest League players are among the winners — four in the National League and four in the American League. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth consecutive Gold Glove … Continue reading

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Major-league Molinas in the Midwest League

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today they signed Yadier Molina to a 5-year, $75 million contract extension that ranks as the third-largest deal for a catcher (behind Joe Mauer’s 8-year, $184 million deal with the Minnesota Twins and Mike Piazza’s 7-year, $91 … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguer Mike Cameron calls it quits

Veteran major-league outfielder Mike Cameron has decided to retire instead of compete for a platoon job with the Washington Nationals. Cameron, 39, played 17 seasons with eight major-league teams. He hit .249 during his career, but was always known more for his defensive … Continue reading

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