Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Maybin, Kelly to be inducted into Whitecaps Hall of Fame

Detroit Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin and free-agent utilityman Don Kelly will be inducted into the Whitecaps Hall of Fame during West Michigan’s winter baseball banquet Thursday. Both players are expected to attend the event, which is sold out. Maybin played … Continue reading

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Erickson returning for 6th year as Timber Rattlers manager

Matt Erickson will return for a sixth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as Timber Rattlers hitting coach for two … Continue reading

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Former Captains hitting coach takes the reins in LC

The Lake County Captains will be led by first-time manager Tony Mansolino this year. His five years in the Cleveland Indians organization include serving as Lake County’s hitting coach in 2013. The former infielder played four seasons of affiliated ball in the Pittsburgh Pirates and … Continue reading

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Three to be inducted into Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame

A former player, a former manager, and a former public-address announcer will be inducted into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame next month. Reggie Sanders, Tom Lawless and Dale Brodt will receive the honor during the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ 20th … Continue reading

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Shelby Miller trade includes four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired All-Star pitcher Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves as part of a five-player trade that included four former Midwest Leaguers. The Diamondbacks received Miller and minor-league pitcher Gabe Speier in exchange for outfielder Ender Inciarte, pitching … Continue reading

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Graham to return as Whitecaps manager in 2016

Andrew Graham will return in 2016 for a third season as manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps. Graham has done well at the helm for West Michigan, leading the Detroit Tigers farm team to the playoffs both years. The Whitecaps won … 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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