Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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Former Dragon Gregorius traded to Yankees in 3-team trade

Former Midwest Leaguers Didi Gregorius and Domingo Leyba were among the four players swapped as part of a three-team trade involving the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks today. Gregorius goes from Arizona to New York, where he … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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Former Cougar Cruz agrees to deal with Mariners

Former Kane County Cougars OF Nelson Cruz reportedly has agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. The three-time All-Star batted .271 with 40 HR and 108 RBI in 159 games with the Baltimore Orioles this year. … Continue reading

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Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to Game 4 win in Japan

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run homer to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 6-1 win over Samurai Japan on Sunday. The win was the MLB team’s first of the five-game series … Continue reading

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Rays trade Hellickson for two 2014 Silver Hawks

The Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Jeremy Hellickson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two prospects who played with the South Bend Silver Hawks this year. Hellickson, the 2011 American League Rookie of the Year, has a career record of 40-36 … Continue reading

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Former Cougars pitcher Burnett declines Phillies option

Former Kane County Cougars RHP A.J. Burnett declined a player option that would have paid him $12.75 million to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies again next season. The 37-year-old pitcher reportedly decided to become a free agent because he wants … Continue reading

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