Category Archives: Clinton LumberKings

Upton agrees to six-year deal with Tigers

Former South Bend Silver Hawks outfielder Justin Upton reportedly agreed to a six-year, $132.75 million deal with the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. The 28-year-old All-Star’s contract reportedly will include an opt-out clause after the second year. The Tigers are … Continue reading

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Former Fort Wayne player to manage TinCaps this year

Former Fort Wayne Wizards infielder Anthony Contreras will manage the TinCaps this year, the San Diego Padres announced Thursday. Contreras played nine years in the minor leagues (from 2005 to 2013), including part of the 2008 season with Fort Wayne. … Continue reading

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Ex-Silver Hawks infielder named LumberKings hitting coach

Former South Bend Silver Hawks first baseman Cesar Nicolas will be the Clinton LumberKings’ hitting coach this year, his first as a coach in the Seattle Mariners organization. Nicolas played professional baseball for nine years, starting in the Midwest League in … Continue reading

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Rookie coach Canham named LumberKings manager

When Mitch Canham makes his managerial debut with the Clinton LumberKings next April, it will be his first time coaching at a professional level. According to The Herald of Everett, Wash., Canham made a lasting impression on Andy McKay, the Seattle … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers McCurry, Yates traded to new teams

A pair of former Midwest League players were traded in separate transactions Wednesday. The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Brendan McCurry to the Houston Astros for infielder Jed Lowrie. McCurry made 15 relief appearances for the 2014 Beloit Snappers, going 2-0 … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers get new teams late in week

Several ex-Midwest Leaguers changed teams late this week thanks to moves made on Thursday and Friday. A’s swap Chavez for Hendriks The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Liam Hendriks on Friday. Both pitched in the … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Newcomb & Aybar traded for Simmons

Former Midwest Leaguers Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar were part of a three-player package the Los Angeles Angels sent to the Atlanta Braves for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday. Newcomb was widely considered to be the Angels’ top … Continue reading

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