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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