Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Davis, Coles join new teams as hitting coaches

Former Midwest League players Chili Davis and Darnell Coles were announced Thursday as the new hitting coaches of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. Davis started his professional baseball career in the Midwest League, as a catcher and … Continue reading

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Reed, Winker named AFL players of the week

Former Midwest Leaguers Jake Reed and Jesse Winker respectively were named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher and Player of the Week for the league’s opening week. Reed, a right-handed pitcher drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June, pitched 25 innings … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers key to Cardinals’ victory

Thanks to key contributions from some former Midwest League players, the St. Louis Cardinals won 3-1 Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Offensively, the Cardinals’ big blow came off the bat of … Continue reading

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Pitchers, shortstops top BA’s MWL prospects list

Baseball America released its list of top 20 Midwest League prospects Friday, with four of the top six being right-handed pitchers and the other two of the top six being shortstops. If you are a subscriber to Baseball America, you … Continue reading

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Ex-MWLers homer to lead O’s, Royals to ALCS

The two underdog teams in the American League playoffs advanced to the championship round Sunday thanks in part to key homers by a trio of former Midwest League players. The Baltimore Orioles completed their sweep of the Detroit Tigers with … Continue reading

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MLB managerial news: Gardenhire fired, Redmond extended

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire today, and the Miami Marlins extended manager Mike Redmond’s contract through the 2017 season. Gardenhire managed the Twins for 13 years, compiling a 1,068-1,039 regular-season record. He led the Twins to the postseason … Continue reading

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Hawkins pitches in 1,000th MLB game

Colorado Rockies RHP LaTroy Hawkins pitched in his 1,000th MLB game Saturday, becoming just the 16th hurler to reach that milestone. Hawkins had an impressive 1993 season in the Midwest League, going 15-5 with a 2.06 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 41 walks in 157.1 … Continue reading

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