Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

Former Fort Wayne player to manage TinCaps this year

Former Fort Wayne Wizards infielder Anthony Contreras will manage the TinCaps this year, the San Diego Padres announced Thursday. Contreras played nine years in the minor leagues (from 2005 to 2013), including part of the 2008 season with Fort Wayne. … Continue reading

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Erickson returning for 6th year as Timber Rattlers manager

Matt Erickson will return for a sixth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as Timber Rattlers hitting coach for two … Continue reading

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Former Captains hitting coach takes the reins in LC

The Lake County Captains will be led by first-time manager Tony Mansolino this year. His five years in the Cleveland Indians organization include serving as Lake County’s hitting coach in 2013. The former infielder played four seasons of affiliated ball in the Pittsburgh Pirates and … Continue reading

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Former Midwest League MVP traded to Nationals

The Washington Nationals acquired centerfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed reliever Drew Storen and cash considerations. Revere was named the Midwest League’s Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the … Continue reading

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Former MLB infielder named new Cougars manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that former major-league infielder Mike Benjamin will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2016. Benjamin replaces Mark Grudzielanek, who was promoted to assistant hitting coordinator for the Diamondbacks farm system. “Grudzie” led the Cougars to … Continue reading

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Mauer to return as Kernels manager in 2016

Jake Mauer will return for a fourth season as skipper of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016. It will be his ninth season as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. The Kernels reached the playoffs in all three of … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers McCurry, Yates traded to new teams

A pair of former Midwest League players were traded in separate transactions Wednesday. The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Brendan McCurry to the Houston Astros for infielder Jed Lowrie. McCurry made 15 relief appearances for the 2014 Beloit Snappers, going 2-0 … Continue reading

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