Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Former Bees infielder traded to Tigers

Former Burlington Bees second baseman Kody Eaves was traded to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. In return, the Los Angeles Angels received third baseman Jefry Marte, whom Detroit designated for assignment after inking outfielder Justin Upton to a six-year deal. … Continue reading

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ICYMI: More MWL coaching assignments announced last week

Six Midwest League teams announced their coaching assignments for 2016 last week. You can find my posts about them by clicking on the team names below. Burlington Bees Fort Wayne TinCaps Great Lakes Loons Lake County Captains Peoria Chiefs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Subscribe … Continue reading

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Former catcher Melhuse named Bees manager

Former big-league catcher and advance scout Adam Melhuse will manage the Burlington Bees this year, the team announced Monday. This is Melhuse’s first job as a manager. He was a journeyman player, appearing in games for the Oakland Athletics, the … Continue reading

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Indians name Bradley, Clevinger minor-league players of year

The Cleveland Indians named first baseman Bobby Bradley and right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger their top organizational position player and pitcher, respectively, for 2015. Bradley spent the majority of the season in the Midwest League, batting .269 with 27 HR and 92 … Continue reading

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South Bend skipper to stay same in ’16

Jimmy Gonzalez will be back as manager of the South Bend Cubs in 2016. It will be Gonzalez’s second season as South Bend’s manager, and his third year as a skipper in the Chicago Cubs organization. The former catcher’s 14-year minor-league career … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Newcomb & Aybar traded for Simmons

Former Midwest Leaguers Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar were part of a three-player package the Los Angeles Angels sent to the Atlanta Braves for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday. Newcomb was widely considered to be the Angels’ top … Continue reading

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Former Bees catcher named World Series MVP

Former Burlington Bees catcher Salvador Perez was named MVP of the 2015 World Series after batting .364 (8-f0r-22) with two doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored. His team, the Kansas City Royals, beat the New York Mets in five … Continue reading

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