Category Archives: Lake County Captains

ICYMI: More MWL coaching assignments announced last week

Six Midwest League teams announced their coaching assignments for 2016 last week. You can find my posts about them by clicking on the team names below. Burlington Bees Fort Wayne TinCaps Great Lakes Loons Lake County Captains Peoria Chiefs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Subscribe … Continue reading

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Former Captains hitting coach takes the reins in LC

The Lake County Captains will be led by first-time manager Tony Mansolino this year. His five years in the Cleveland Indians organization include serving as Lake County’s hitting coach in 2013. The former infielder played four seasons of affiliated ball in the Pittsburgh Pirates and … Continue reading

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Two ex-MWLers suspended 50 games for drug-policy violations

Triple-A pitchers P.J. Francescon and Joseph Colon were each suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse a second time. Both are former Midwest Leaguers. Francescon pitched for the Peoria Chiefs in 2011 and 2012. In 26 appearances, he … Continue reading

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Indians name Bradley, Clevinger minor-league players of year

The Cleveland Indians named first baseman Bobby Bradley and right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger their top organizational position player and pitcher, respectively, for 2015. Bradley spent the majority of the season in the Midwest League, batting .269 with 27 HR and 92 … Continue reading

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Reds trade former Dragons Chapman and Frazier

The Cincinnati Reds traded hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the New York Yankees for four minor-leaguers Monday, less than two weeks after sending infielder Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox as part of a three-team transaction. Both played for the Dayton … Continue reading

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Dodgers assign rookie manager to Great Lakes

Former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will make his managerial debut at the helm of the Great Lakes Loons next year. Velazquez appeared in 33 MLB games over five seasons (for the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Miami … Continue reading

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Correa beats Lindor for AL Rookie of the Year Award

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is this year’s American League Rookie of the Year, beating out Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America vote. It was a close contest between Correa and Lindor. Correa received 17 first-place votes, … Continue reading

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