Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

Tigers trade Travis to Blue Jays for Gose

The Detroit Tigers traded former West Michigan Whitecaps 2B Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose late Wednesday night. Earlier that day, Baseball America named Travis the top prospect in the Tigers organization. Presumably that honor … Continue reading

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Blue Jays reacquire Hendriks for Nessy

The Toronto Blue Jays reacquired RHP Liam Hendriks on Thursday for catcher Santiago Nessy. Both played in the Midwest League. Hendriks pitched for the Beloit Snappers in 2009-10, when he was a Minnesota Twins farmhand. He went 5-6 with a … Continue reading

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Former Lugnuts named breakout prospects of year

A pair of former Lansing Lugnuts were named the breakout prospects of the year as part of MiLB.com’s MiLBY Awards. MiLB.com staff selected LHP Daniel Norris, while fans voted for OF Dalton Pompey. Both players were members of the 2013 Lugnuts and made their major-league … Continue reading

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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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