Category Archives: Lansing Lugnuts

Happy birthday, Mark Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Mark Buehrle turns 36 today. The former Burlington Bees hurler is a workhorse, having pitched over 200 innings in each of the last 14 seasons. Buehrle’s 200-inning streak began in 2001, the year after he made … Continue reading

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Cougars release photo of new video board

The Kane County Cougars released this photo of their new video board today: The new board has a high-resolution video display measuring 20 feet by 60 feet, more than three times as large as the team’s previous video board. The new LED video … Continue reading

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Ex-LumberKings pitcher severely injured in boating accident

Former Clinton LumberKings pitcher Victor Sanchez was severely injured in a boating accident Friday and had to undergo surgery to repair his fractured skull, according to reports. The Seattle Mariners prospect reportedly was swimming at a beach in his native … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce new Loons manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luis Matos will manage the Great Lakes Loons this year. From the Loons’ press release: Matos fills the vacancy left when Bill Haselman, the Loons manager in 2014 , … Continue reading

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Padres announce minor-league roving coordinators

The Padres have yet to announce the Fort Wayne TinCaps coaching staff, but fans of San Diego’s Midwest League affiliate now know some faces to keep a look out for during the 2015 season. From a Padres press announcement released Wednesday: The San … Continue reading

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Eight of top 11 prospects played in Midwest League

The Midwest League continues to be a conduit through which many of baseball’s top prospects pass. The latest evidence of this comes from’s recently-released list of top prospects; eight of the top 11 players are former Midwest Leaguers. Of … Continue reading

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Nationals sign former Lugnuts pitcher

The Washington Nationals reportedly have signed RHP Casey Janssen to a one-year deal with a mutual option for the 2016 season. Janssen, who briefly pitched for the Lansing Lugnuts in 2005, pitched at the major-league level for the Toronto Blue Jays … Continue reading

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