Category Archives: Midwest League

Three former Midwest Leaguers given 50-game bans

Four minor-league players were given 50-game suspensions Thursday after testing positive for banned drugs. Three of the suspended players are former Midwest Leaguers: Cleveland Indians RHP Duke von Schamann, Minnesota Twins RHP Hudson Boyd and free-agent RHP Chris Capper. The fourth player … Continue reading

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Reds add Corky Miller to Dragons coaching staff

The Dayton Dragons recently announced that former Cincinnati Reds catcher Corky Miller was added to the team’s coaching staff for the 2015 season. The Reds fan favorite joins manager Jose Nieves, pitching coach Tom Browning and hitting coach Luis Bolivar on … Continue reading

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‘D-Train’ Willis signs with Brewers

Former Kane County Cougars LHP Dontrelle “D-Train” Willis reportedly has signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Willis was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2003 and finished second in voting for the NL Cy Young Award in … Continue reading

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Hot Rods announce 2015 coaching staff

The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced today that Reinaldo Ruiz will be their manager this year. He spent the past three seasons as hitting coach of the Princeton Rays, rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Ruiz spent … Continue reading

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South Bend Cubs unveil image of new mascot

The South Bend Cubs unveiled an image of their new mascot today and are asking for fans’ help in naming him. The South Bend mascot resembles Clark the Cub, mascot of the team’s parent club, the Chicago Cubs. Starting Thursday, … Continue reading

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Larkin to manage Captains this year

The Cleveland Indians announced today that Shaun Larkin will manage the Lake County Captains this year. Larkin was Lake County’s hitting coach last year when the team batted .246 and finished 65-74 under manager Mark Budzinski. Larkin also played for … Continue reading

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Brewers trade Gallardo to Rangers

Multiple media reports say the Milwaukee Brewers have completed their trade of RHP Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers. To get Gallardo, the Rangers reportedly are giving up INF Luis Sardinas, RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Marcos Diplan. Gallardo has pitched in … Continue reading

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