Category Archives: Midwest League

Former Fort Wayne pitcher Latos traded to Dodgers

The Miami Marlins reportedly have traded RHP Mat Latos, first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse and a compensation pick to the Los Angeles Dodgers for three prospects. Latos pitched in the Midwest League in 2008 and 2009. In 2008 he made seven … Continue reading

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Current Lugnuts pitcher included in Tulowitzki trade

Two former Midwest League pitchers and a 2015 Lansing Lugnuts hurler are part of the six-player trade between the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays. The biggest name involved in the trade is All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who batted … Continue reading

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Leblebijian, Dawson named MWL players of the week

Infielder Jason Leblebijian and LHP Shane Dawson respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of July 20-26. Both play for the Lansing Lugnuts. Leblebijian batted .400 (12-for-30) with four doubles, one … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame moments: Marichal joins Pedro onstage; Smoltz mentions Lansing

There were a few moments during this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony worth mentioning here because of their connection to the Midwest League. John Smoltz made several references to Lansing, Mich., where his family moved from suburban Detroit before the … Continue reading

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Peoria pitcher Pearce sets new Midwest League record

Peoria Chiefs RHP Matt Pearce broke a 42-year-old Midwest League record Sunday when he didn’t allow a walk in his eight scoreless innings of work against the Kane County Cougars. The St. Louis Cardinals prospect has not walked a batter … Continue reading

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Former Loons pitcher Zach Lee makes MLB debut

Former Great Lakes Loons pitcher Zach Lee made his major-league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Unfortunately for him, it did not go well. The right-hander lasted only 4.2 innings in the start, giving up seven runs on 11 hits and … Continue reading

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Reds trade Cueto to Royals

The Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for three left-handed pitching prospects Sunday. Cueto finished second in voting for the National League Cy Young Award last season, when he went 20-9 with a … Continue reading

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