Category Archives: 2011 All-Star Game

Former Hot Rod Dietrich traded to Marlins

Less than a month after getting shortstop Yunel Escobar in a 12-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Miami Marlins traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor-league SS/2B Derek Dietrich. Dietrich played for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2011, hitting … Continue reading

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Peoria’s Geiger hits two homers, drives in eight

Peoria Chiefs DH Dustin Geiger went 3-for-5 with 2 HR and 8 RBI in his team’s 11-10 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits today, securing himself a spot in the Class-A team’s record book. The Chicago Cubs prospect, who usually plays … Continue reading

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Former River Bandits pitcher to join Cardinals bullpen

FOXSportsMidwest.com writer B.J. Rains reported late last night that the St. Louis Cardinals will promote RHP Trevor Rosenthal to the big-league club to pitch out of the bullpen. Rosenthal, whose best pitch is a power fastball, will make the jump … Continue reading

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Mariners pitching prospects in spring training

Anyone who pays close attention to the minor leagues surely knows about the Seattle Mariners’ triple threat of pitching prospects: RHP Taijuan Walker, LHP James Paxton and LHP Danny Hultzen. Two-thirds of the trio played in the Midwest League last year, and I … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs roundup: Lugnuts eliminate Dragons; River Bandits beat Cougars

A day after they were one out away from being eliminated from the Midwest League playoffs, the Lansing Lugnuts instead knocked off the formidable Dayton Dragons, 4-3, in Game 3 of their first-round series tonight. The Lugnuts will face the … Continue reading

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Holmberg promoted to High-A Visalia

Pitcher David Holmberg was promoted today from the Low-A South Bend Silver Hawks to the High-A Visalia Rawhide. I, and everyone else who knows anything about this kid, knew it was only a matter of time. Holmberg dominated the Midwest … Continue reading

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West bests East 8-3 in MWL All-Star Game

I’m back home after spending the past two days in the Quad Cities, where the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game, Home Run Derby and Fan Fest took place. The Western Division beat the Eastern Division 8-3 in the All-Star Game, which … Continue reading

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Midwest League All-Star Game rosters announced

The rosters were announced today for the Midwest League All-Star Game, which will be played Tuesday, June 21, at the Quad Cities River Bandits’ Modern Woodman Park. The Peoria Chiefs and the South Bend Silver Hawks each have six players named … Continue reading

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