Category Archives: Clinton LumberKings

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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Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to Game 4 win in Japan

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run homer to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 6-1 win over Samurai Japan on Sunday. The win was the MLB team’s first of the five-game series … Continue reading

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Williams, Showalter win Manager of the Year awards

Rookie MLB skipper Matt Williams was named the National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after leading the Washington Nationals to an NL-best 96 wins during the regular season. Only three others have won a Manager of the Year … 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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Clinton’s 16-run comeback wins Game of the Year award

The Clinton LumberKings’ 16-run comeback against the Burlington Bees on May 7 was named the Minor League Baseball Game of the Year by MiLB.com staff. Only 558 people attended the game at Burlington’s Community Field, but thousands more would soon … Continue reading

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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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Three former Loons named Dodgers MiLB players of year

The Los Angeles Dodgers named a trio of former Great Lakes Loons as their top minor-league players of 2014. LHP Julio Urias was named their Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 109 … Continue reading

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