Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

New D-backs cap looks like a T-Rats hat

Major League Baseball unveiled the spring training uniforms for its teams Thursday, and one of the caps has a Midwest League flair to it. The Arizona Diamondbacks will wear the cap seen at the top of this post. It bears a … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest League pitcher suspended 50 games

Jared Burton, a righty who pitched for the Kane County Cougars and the Dayton Dragons, was given a 50-game suspension Friday after testing positive a second time for a drug of abuse. The veteran reliever is a free agent after … Continue reading

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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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Erickson returning for 6th year as Timber Rattlers manager

Matt Erickson will return for a sixth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as Timber Rattlers hitting coach for two … Continue reading

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Rays: Ruiz returning to Hot Rods’ helm

Reinaldo Ruiz will return as manager of the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2016, the Tampa Bay Rays announced. This will be Ruiz’s second season at the helm of the Hot Rods, and his seventh as a coach in the … Continue reading

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Former MLB infielder named new Cougars manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that former major-league infielder Mike Benjamin will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2016. Benjamin replaces Mark Grudzielanek, who was promoted to assistant hitting coordinator for the Diamondbacks farm system. “Grudzie” led the Cougars to … 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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