Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Former Kernel Kendrick re-signs with Dodgers

Former Cedar Rapids Kernels second baseman Howie Kendrick re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, returning to the team from which he rejected a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer in November. Kendrick ended up with a two-year, $20 million contract with … Continue reading

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Four ex-MWLers among’s top 6 prospects

Four former Midwest League players are among the top six prospects ranked by this year. The website’s Top 100 Prospects list, which was released Friday and can be viewed here, is topped by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, … Continue reading

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Segura trade includes three former Midwest Leaguers

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers made a five-player trade Saturday involving three former Midwest Leaguers. The Brewers sent shortstop Jean Segura (2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels) and RHP Tyler Wagner (2013 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) to the Diamondbacks for RHP … Continue reading

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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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Gordon signs five-year contract extension with Marlins

Former Great Lakes Loons infielder Dee Gordon signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Miami Marlins on Monday. The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, includes a $14 million vesting option for a sixth year (2021). Gordon led … 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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Hoffman falls 34 votes short of HOF election

Former Cedar Rapids Reds pitcher Trevor Hoffman — whose 601 major-league saves are second only to Mariano Rivera’s 652 — fell short of election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Although he has … Continue reading

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