Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Former Kernels pitcher suspended for PED use

Minnesota Twins RHP Ervin Santana received an 80-game suspension Friday after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. The Twins signed the 10-year MLB veteran to a 4-year, $55 million contract — the richest free-agent deal in club history — in December. He posted good numbers … Continue reading

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Cougars announce new food items for 2015

The Kane County Cougars announced new additions to their food and drink menus Tuesday. The most unique of the new offerings is the Heart Attack Burger, which combines breakfast, lunch and dinner items into one large sandwich. It consists of a … Continue reading

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Ventura tosses 7 no-hit innings; Walker dominates spring training

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura looked ready for his Opening Day assignment as he pitched seven no-hit innings against the Seattle Mariners on Friday. Ventura walked two and struck out four in the Cactus League game. He is expected … Continue reading

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2014 Cougars get their MWL championship rings

Last night Carrie Muskat, Chicago Cubs beat writer for MLB.com, posted the following photo on her blog, Muskat Ramblings. Those are members of the 2014 Kane County Cougars showing off their newly received Midwest League championship rings. Although they are now … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mark Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Mark Buehrle turns 36 today. The former Burlington Bees hurler is a workhorse, having pitched over 200 innings in each of the last 14 seasons. Buehrle’s 200-inning streak began in 2001, the year after he made … Continue reading

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Cougars release photo of new video board

The Kane County Cougars released this photo of their new video board today: The new board has a high-resolution video display measuring 20 feet by 60 feet, more than three times as large as the team’s previous video board. The new LED video … Continue reading

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More Midwest League menu additions for 2015

Continuing the theme of my last post (about new menu items unveiled by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) … The News-Herald recently ran an article about new food items at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, for 2015. It looks like the … Continue reading

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