Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Former Bee Moustakas is latest hero for Royals

Thursday night saw another extra-inning playoff victory for Kansas City, with another former Burlington Bees player getting the game-winning hit for the Royals. On Tuesday it was catcher Salvador Perez who drove in the game-winning run for the Royals — he played … Continue reading

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Cougars had best winning percentage in baseball this year

Some food for thought: The Los Angeles Angels finished the regular season with the best record in Major League Baseball: 98-64. They had a .605 winning percentage. The Kane County Cougars finished their season with the best record in Minor … Continue reading

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MLB managerial news: Gardenhire fired, Redmond extended

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire today, and the Miami Marlins extended manager Mike Redmond’s contract through the 2017 season. Gardenhire managed the Twins for 13 years, compiling a 1,068-1,039 regular-season record. He led the Twins to the postseason … Continue reading

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Former Cougar Willingham set to retire at season’s end

Former Kane County Cougars 3B Josh Willingham will retire after this season, Minnesota Twins beat writer Mike Berardino reported today. Willingham, now an outfielder/designated hitter, has seen limited playing time this month due to a groin injury. If the Kansas City … Continue reading

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South Bend changes name from Silver Hawks to Cubs

South Bend’s Midwest League team will no longer be known as the Silver Hawks. Instead, it will take on the name of its new parent club, the Chicago Cubs. The name change to South Bend Cubs wasn’t a surprise, but … Continue reading

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A’s re-sign with Snappers, leaving Cougars for D-backs

The Beloit Snappers have signed a new two-year player development contract with the Oakland Athletics, leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Kane County Cougars. The Snappers were affiliated with the A’s the past two seasons. Their new PDC runs through … Continue reading

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Lugnuts, Blue Jays announce PDC extension

The Lansing Lugnuts and their parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, announced a two-year extension of their player development contract, which now runs through the end of the 2016 season. The two teams have been affiliated since the 2005 season. … Continue reading

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