Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

Davis, Coles join new teams as hitting coaches

Former Midwest League players Chili Davis and Darnell Coles were announced Thursday as the new hitting coaches of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. Davis started his professional baseball career in the Midwest League, as a catcher and … Continue reading

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Lansing renovation project begins

South Bend’s Four Winds Field isn’t the only Midwest League ballpark where major renovations are taking place this offseason. A major overhaul of Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium is also taking place this and next offseason. The “sexy” part of … 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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Ex-MWLers homer to lead O’s, Royals to ALCS

The two underdog teams in the American League playoffs advanced to the championship round Sunday thanks in part to key homers by a trio of former Midwest League players. The Baltimore Orioles completed their sweep of the Detroit Tigers with … 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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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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Longtime minor-leaguer Rodriguez collects first MLB hit, RBI

The best story in baseball Monday involved a former Midwest Leaguer. By now you’ve probably heard about Guilder Rodriguez, the longtime minor-leaguer who finally got called up to the major leagues this month. After playing in 1,095 minor-league games for … Continue reading

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