Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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Ventura hurls Game 6 gem, dedicates performance to Taveras

One day after losing his close friend Oscar Taveras, Yordano Ventura took the mound Tuesday in Game 6 of the World Series and pitched a gem to keep his Kansas City Royals alive for a winner-take-all seventh game against the … Continue reading

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Cougars awarded Best MiLB Team honor

The Kane County Cougars had the best record in Minor League Baseball, won the Midwest League championship, and posted the best winning percentage in all affiliated baseball this year. That said, it was no surprise they were named the best team in Minor League Baseball by … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too. Here is a look at their MWL … Continue reading

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Reed, Winker named AFL players of the week

Former Midwest Leaguers Jake Reed and Jesse Winker respectively were named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher and Player of the Week for the league’s opening week. Reed, a right-handed pitcher drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June, pitched 25 innings … Continue reading

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Cain’s four hits lead Royals to Game 2 victory

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base to help lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. He is the second Royals player … Continue reading

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