Category Archives: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

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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Brewers announce Timber Rattlers coaching staff

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Matt Erickson will return for a fifth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year. The Appleton native has been with the team since serving as its hitting coach in 2009. Since … 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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A’s get Zobrist, Escobar for three former Midwest Leaguers

The Oakland Athletics traded three former Midwest Leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of major-league players Saturday. To get shortstop Yunel Escobar and utility player Ben Zobrist, the A’s parted with catcher John Jaso and minor-leaguers Daniel Robertson and Herschel … Continue reading

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Padres, Yankees swap former Midwest League pitchers

The New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres swapped former Midwest League pitchers Monday. The Yankees parted with one of their bullpen arms, RHP Shawn Kelley, to get minor-league righty Johnny Barbato, who pitched in Double-A for the Padres … Continue reading

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Ex-Cubs/MWL skipper Quade to manage Twins’ Triple-A team

Mike Quade, former skipper of the Chicago Cubs and two Midwest League teams, will manage the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, in 2015. He replaces Gene Glynn, who managed Rochester the past three seasons and will be … Continue reading

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Kruzel to return as Chiefs manager in 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Joe Kruzel will return as manager of the Peoria Chiefs in 2015. It will be his second season as Chiefs skipper. Kruzel led the Chiefs to a 72-67 record in 2014. The team missed a … Continue reading

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