Category Archives: Clinton LumberKings

Larkin to manage Captains this year

The Cleveland Indians announced today that Shaun Larkin will manage the Lake County Captains this year. Larkin was Lake County’s hitting coach last year when the team batted .246 and finished 65-74 under manager Mark Budzinski. Larkin also played for … Continue reading

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Two more ex-Midwest Leaguers suspended for drug violations

Two former Midwest League players were suspended today for violations of baseball’s drug policy. RHP Kameron Loe and OF Terrell Joyce each received a 50-game penalty after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Loe went 4-3 with a 1.95 ERA, two … Continue reading

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Three Wednesday trades involved ex-Midwest Leaguers

Three trades made by MLB teams Wednesday involve former Midwest League players. The Atlanta Braves traded C/LF Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt to the Houston Astros for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman. Ruiz and … Continue reading

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Steinmann to manage LumberKings again this year

The Seattle Mariners announced today that Scott Steinmann will manage the Clinton LumberKings again this year. It will be Steinmann’s third season at the helm of the LumberKings. He led them to a 61-77 record in 2014 and a 69-68 … Continue reading

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My 10 most-read posts of 2014

With today being New Year’s Eve (and the Baseball Solstice), it’s time for my annual look back at which of my posts were clicked on the most this year. But before I start counting down the top posts, I want … Continue reading

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Cubs announce South Bend coaching staff

Jimmy Gonzalez will manage the South Bend Cubs in 2015, the Chicago Cubs announced today. Gonzalez played 14 seasons in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Houston Astros in June 1991. Mainly a catcher, he played in the … Continue reading

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Chad Tracy to manage Bees in 2015

Chad Tracy — son of former major-league manager Jim Tracy, not the former MLB infielder — will manage the Burlington Bees in 2015, the Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday. Burlington is the first managerial assignment for Tracy, who played nine years in the minor … Continue reading

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