Category Archives: South Bend Silver Hawks

Three former Midwest Leaguers given 50-game bans

Four minor-league players were given 50-game suspensions Thursday after testing positive for banned drugs. Three of the suspended players are former Midwest Leaguers: Cleveland Indians RHP Duke von Schamann, Minnesota Twins RHP Hudson Boyd and free-agent RHP Chris Capper. The fourth player … Continue reading

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South Bend Cubs unveil image of new mascot

The South Bend Cubs unveiled an image of their new mascot today and are asking for fans’ help in naming him. The South Bend mascot resembles Clark the Cub, mascot of the team’s parent club, the Chicago Cubs. Starting Thursday, … Continue reading

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Astros trade Fowler to Cubs for Valbuena, Straily

The Houston Astros traded CF Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs today for a pair of former Midwest League players, INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. Fowler played six seasons with the Colorado Rockies before spending 2014 with the … Continue reading

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Two more ex-Midwest Leaguers suspended for drug violations

Two former Midwest League players were suspended today for violations of baseball’s drug policy. RHP Kameron Loe and OF Terrell Joyce each received a 50-game penalty after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Loe went 4-3 with a 1.95 ERA, two … Continue reading

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Former Silver Hawks pitcher suspended 50 games

Former South Bend Silver Hawks LHP Enrique “Henry” Garcia was suspended 50 games Tuesday after testing positive for a banned substance a second time. Garcia was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks last month. He currently is unsigned, so his suspension won’t … Continue reading

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Steinmann to manage LumberKings again this year

The Seattle Mariners announced today that Scott Steinmann will manage the Clinton LumberKings again this year. It will be Steinmann’s third season at the helm of the LumberKings. He led them to a 61-77 record in 2014 and a 69-68 … Continue reading

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Grudzielanek to manage Cougars this year

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that former major-leaguer Mark Grudzielanek will manage the Kane County Cougars this year. Grudzielanek played 15 seasons in the big leagues, with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals … Continue reading

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