Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

Former catcher Melhuse named Bees manager

Former big-league catcher and advance scout Adam Melhuse will manage the Burlington Bees this year, the team announced Monday. This is Melhuse’s first job as a manager. He was a journeyman player, appearing in games for the Oakland Athletics, the … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers get new teams late in week

Several ex-Midwest Leaguers changed teams late this week thanks to moves made on Thursday and Friday. A’s swap Chavez for Hendriks The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Liam Hendriks on Friday. Both pitched in the … 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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Four ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in Mariners-Rays trade

Four former Midwest Leaguers were included in Thursday’s six-player trade between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Mariners acquired RHP Nathan Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser and outfielder Herschel “Boog” Powell from the Rays in exchange for shortstop/outfielder Brad Miller, RHP Danny Farquhar and … Continue reading

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Two former Cougars make postseason history

Two former Kane County Cougars players made postseason history in very different ways Tuesday. Toronto Blue Jays infielder Cliff Pennington (2005 Cougars) became the first full-time position player to pitch in the postseason, and Chicago Cubs outfielder/catcher Kyle Schwarber (2014 … Continue reading

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Ex-Lugnuts pitcher to undergo surgery for thyroid cancer

Detroit Tigers LHP Daniel Norris will undergo surgery to remove a cancerous tumor this offseason, he announced in an Instagram post today. Norris was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during the season, before he was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays as part of … Continue reading

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Snell named Baseball America’s MiLB player of the year

Baseball America named former Bowling Green Hot Rods hurler Blake Snell its 2015 Minor League Player of the Year. The 22-year-old left-hander’s season was split across three levels (High-A, Double-A and Triple-A), cumulatively going 15-4 with a 1.41 ERA, 163 … Continue reading

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