Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

Three former Midwest Leaguers given 50-game bans

Four minor-league players were given 50-game suspensions Thursday after testing positive for banned drugs. Three of the suspended players are former Midwest Leaguers: Cleveland Indians RHP Duke von Schamann, Minnesota Twins RHP Hudson Boyd and free-agent RHP Chris Capper. The fourth player … Continue reading

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Loons announce 2015 coaching staff

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former MLB catcher Bill Haselman will return as manager of the Great Lakes Loons this year. Haselman will be at the helm of the Loons for his second consecutive season after managing three … Continue reading

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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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Kershaw unanimously wins third NL Cy Young Award

It seems as if I write a version of this post every November. Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw won his third National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. I started this blog in 2011, the first year he won one. … Continue reading

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Francona signs two-year extension with Indians

The Cleveland Indians announced today that manager Terry Francona has agreed to a two-year contract extension. Francona, 55, has been Cleveland’s skipper since signing a four-year deal in October 2012. The two-year extension keeps him under contract with the Indians … 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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Adams’ homer launches Cardinals to NLCS

The National League Championship Series is set after both the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants won their respective NL Division Series on Tuesday. In the case of the Cardinals’ win, the clinch came thanks to the offensive … Continue reading

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