Category Archives: Fort Wayne TinCaps

Dickerson-McGee trade includes two ex-Midwest Leaguers

Thursday’s four-player trade between the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays included two former Midwest Leaguers. The Rays traded closer Jake McGee and minor-league pitcher German Marquez to the Rockies for outfielder Corey Dickerson and minor-league third baseman Kevin … Continue reading

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Padres DFA former Midwest League MVP Liriano

The San Diego Padres designated prospect Rymer Liriano for assignment Friday to make room on their 40-man roster for former Chicago White Sox infielder Alexei Ramirez, who signed a one-year contract with the Friars. Liriano played 166 games with the … Continue reading

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ICYMI: More MWL coaching assignments announced last week

Six Midwest League teams announced their coaching assignments for 2016 last week. You can find my posts about them by clicking on the team names below. Burlington Bees Fort Wayne TinCaps Great Lakes Loons Lake County Captains Peoria Chiefs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Subscribe … 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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Former Cedar Rapids manager Bobby Dews dies

Former Cedar Rapids Cardinals manager Bobby Dews died Saturday at the age of 76. Dews spent 53 years in baseball. He started as a player and a coach in the St. Louis Cardinals organization before joining the Atlanta Braves for the last 37 years before … Continue reading

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Former Wizards SS Cuddyer retires after 15 seasons in majors

Michael Cuddyer has decided to retire halfway through his two-year, $21 million contract with the New York Mets, according to multiple media sources. The two-time All-Star batted .277 with 197 HR and 794 RBI in 1,536 major-league games, and won … Continue reading

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Cougars recognized for attendance milestone

News from the Kane County Cougars today: The Kane County Cougars were recognized this week at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Cougars organization became the first Class-A franchise in Minor League Baseball history to reach 11 … Continue reading

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