Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Mauer to return as Kernels manager in 2015

Jake Mauer will return for a third season as skipper of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2015. It will be his eighth season as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. In 2013, Mauer led Cedar Rapids to the best regular-season … Continue reading

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Angels and Rays swap former Midwest Leaguers

The Tampa Bay Rays traded OF Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Kevin Jepsen today. Both players are former Midwest Leaguers. Joyce batted .254 with 9 HR and 52 RBI in 140 games with the Rays this … Continue reading

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Seager agrees to 7-year, $100M deal with Mariners

Former Clinton LumberKings infielder Kyle Seager reportedly has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Seattle Mariners. The deal, which reportedly includes a club option for an eighth season (2022), buys out the third baseman’s three arbitration … Continue reading

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Shoemaker shines in MLB All-Stars win

Los Angeles Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 3-1 win over Samurai Japan in the finale of their five-game series. Shoemaker took the loss in Game 1 … Continue reading

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Three ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in Heyward trade

The Atlanta Braves traded OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins on Monday. While Heyward is the biggest name involved in the trade, the other three players are of … Continue reading

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Cubs claim former Kernels RHP Roach off waivers

The Chicago Cubs claimed RHP Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres today. He reportedly will be in the mix of relievers trying to win a bullpen spot with the big-league team next year. Roach split the 2014 … Continue reading

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Five Rays managerial candidates played in Midwest League

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that 10 managerial candidates will be interviewed as they seek a successor to Joe Maddon, who opted out of his Rays contract and subsequently joined the Chicago Cubs as their new skipper. In alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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