Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

Clippard signs 2-year, $12.25M deal with D-backs

Right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard agreed Monday to a two-year, $12.25 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The veteran reliever, who pitched for the New York Mets last year, has a 2.88 ERA in 562 innings spread over nine major-league seasons. Clippard pitched in the … Continue reading

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Four ex-MWLers among MLB.com’s top 6 prospects

Four former Midwest League players are among the top six prospects ranked by MLB.com this year. The website’s Top 100 Prospects list, which was released Friday and can be viewed here, is topped by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, … 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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Gordon signs five-year contract extension with Marlins

Former Great Lakes Loons infielder Dee Gordon signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Miami Marlins on Monday. The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, includes a $14 million vesting option for a sixth year (2021). Gordon led … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce rest of Loons coaching staff

Having already announced that former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will manage the Loons this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers revealed the rest of the Great Lakes coaching staff Thursday. Velazquez, a first-time manager, will be joined by pitching coach Bobby Cuellar, … Continue reading

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Reds trade former Dragons Chapman and Frazier

The Cincinnati Reds traded hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the New York Yankees for four minor-leaguers Monday, less than two weeks after sending infielder Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox as part of a three-team transaction. Both played for the Dayton … Continue reading

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Dodgers assign rookie manager to Great Lakes

Former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will make his managerial debut at the helm of the Great Lakes Loons next year. Velazquez appeared in 33 MLB games over five seasons (for the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Miami … Continue reading

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