Category Archives: Gold Glove Awards

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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Santo finally elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Click your heels, Cubs fans. Ron Santo has finally been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. If only the emotions of Cubs fans could be that cut and dry today. Instead, the happiness is tempered with frustration about the timing … Continue reading

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2011 Gold Glove Awards announced

The winners of this year’s Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced tonight. Here is a list of the winners; Midwest League teams and years included for those who played in the Low-A league: American League P: Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Barnhart named to Rawlings MiLB Gold Glove team

Congratulations to Dayton Dragons catcher Tucker Barnhart, who was named to this year’s Rawlings Minor League Baseball Gold Glove team. Only nine players — one per position — were selected from throughout the 10 full-season minor leagues. The Cincinnati Reds prospect was the … Continue reading

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