Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

‘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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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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Brewers announce Timber Rattlers coaching staff

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Matt Erickson will return for a fifth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year. The Appleton native has been with the team since serving as its hitting coach in 2009. Since … Continue reading

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Steinmann to manage LumberKings again this year

The Seattle Mariners announced today that Scott Steinmann will manage the Clinton LumberKings again this year. It will be Steinmann’s third season at the helm of the LumberKings. He led them to a 61-77 record in 2014 and a 69-68 … Continue reading

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A’s get Zobrist, Escobar for three former Midwest Leaguers

The Oakland Athletics traded three former Midwest Leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of major-league players Saturday. To get shortstop Yunel Escobar and utility player Ben Zobrist, the A’s parted with catcher John Jaso and minor-leaguers Daniel Robertson and Herschel … Continue reading

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My 10 most-read posts of 2014

With today being New Year’s Eve (and the Baseball Solstice), it’s time for my annual look back at which of my posts were clicked on the most this year. But before I start counting down the top posts, I want … Continue reading

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Chad Tracy to manage Bees in 2015

Chad Tracy — son of former major-league manager Jim Tracy, not the former MLB infielder — will manage the Burlington Bees in 2015, the Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday. Burlington is the first managerial assignment for Tracy, who played nine years in the minor … Continue reading

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