Category Archives: Midwest League

Shoemaker shines in MLB All-Stars win

Los Angeles Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 3-1 win over Samurai Japan in the finale of their five-game series. Shoemaker took the loss in Game 1 … Continue reading

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Three ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in Heyward trade

The Atlanta Braves traded OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins on Monday. While Heyward is the biggest name involved in the trade, the other three players are of … Continue reading

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Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to Game 4 win in Japan

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run homer to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 6-1 win over Samurai Japan on Sunday. The win was the MLB team’s first of the five-game series … Continue reading

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Rays trade Hellickson for two 2014 Silver Hawks

The Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Jeremy Hellickson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two prospects who played with the South Bend Silver Hawks this year. Hellickson, the 2011 American League Rookie of the Year, has a career record of 40-36 … Continue reading

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Tigers trade Travis to Blue Jays for Gose

The Detroit Tigers traded former West Michigan Whitecaps 2B Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose late Wednesday night. Earlier that day, Baseball America named Travis the top prospect in the Tigers organization. Presumably that honor … Continue reading

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Kluber edges out Hernandez for AL Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians RHP Corey Kluber narrowly edged out Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez to win his first Cy Young Award on Wednesday. The 30 first-place votes were split between the two American League hurlers — 17 for Kluber and 13 for King … Continue reading

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Kershaw unanimously wins third NL Cy Young Award

It seems as if I write a version of this post every November. Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw won his third National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. I started this blog in 2011, the first year he won one. … Continue reading

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