Category Archives: Midwest League

Clippard signs 2-year, $12.25M deal with D-backs

Right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard agreed Monday to a two-year, $12.25 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The veteran reliever, who pitched for the New York Mets last year, has a 2.88 ERA in 562 innings spread over nine major-league seasons. Clippard pitched in the … Continue reading

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Former Kernel Kendrick re-signs with Dodgers

Former Cedar Rapids Kernels second baseman Howie Kendrick re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, returning to the team from which he rejected a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer in November. Kendrick ended up with a two-year, $20 million contract with … Continue reading

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Dodgers add Maddux, Ibanez to front office

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez to their front office, the team announced today. From ESPN’s report: Maddux, a Hall of Famer, and Ibanez, a 19-year major-league veteran, will assist in every aspect of running … Continue reading

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Four ex-MWLers among MLB.com’s top 6 prospects

Four former Midwest League players are among the top six prospects ranked by MLB.com this year. The website’s Top 100 Prospects list, which was released Friday and can be viewed here, is topped by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, … Continue reading

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Segura trade includes three former Midwest Leaguers

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers made a five-player trade Saturday involving three former Midwest Leaguers. The Brewers sent shortstop Jean Segura (2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels) and RHP Tyler Wagner (2013 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) to the Diamondbacks for RHP … Continue reading

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Dickerson-McGee trade includes two ex-Midwest Leaguers

Thursday’s four-player trade between the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays included two former Midwest Leaguers. The Rays traded closer Jake McGee and minor-league pitcher German Marquez to the Rockies for outfielder Corey Dickerson and minor-league third baseman Kevin … Continue reading

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New D-backs cap looks like a T-Rats hat

Major League Baseball unveiled the spring training uniforms for its teams Thursday, and one of the caps has a Midwest League flair to it. The Arizona Diamondbacks will wear the cap seen at the top of this post. It bears a … Continue reading

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