Category Archives: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Kluber edges out Hernandez for AL Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians RHP Corey Kluber narrowly edged out Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez to win his first Cy Young Award on Wednesday. The 30 first-place votes were split between the two American League hurlers — 17 for Kluber and 13 for King … Continue reading

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Five Rays managerial candidates played in Midwest League

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that 10 managerial candidates will be interviewed as they seek a successor to Joe Maddon, who opted out of his Rays contract and subsequently joined the Chicago Cubs as their new skipper. In alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Former Cougars pitcher Burnett declines Phillies option

Former Kane County Cougars RHP A.J. Burnett declined a player option that would have paid him $12.75 million to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies again next season. The 37-year-old pitcher reportedly decided to become a free agent because he wants … Continue reading

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Blue Jays reacquire Hendriks for Nessy

The Toronto Blue Jays reacquired RHP Liam Hendriks on Thursday for catcher Santiago Nessy. Both played in the Midwest League. Hendriks pitched for the Beloit Snappers in 2009-10, when he was a Minnesota Twins farmhand. He went 5-6 with a … Continue reading

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Clinton’s 16-run comeback wins Game of the Year award

The Clinton LumberKings’ 16-run comeback against the Burlington Bees on May 7 was named the Minor League Baseball Game of the Year by MiLB.com staff. Only 558 people attended the game at Burlington’s Community Field, but thousands more would soon … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too. Here is a look at their MWL … Continue reading

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Former Timber Rattler wins ALCS MVP award

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain was named MVP of the American League Championship Series after the Kansas City Royals completed their ALCS sweep of the Baltimore Orioles to head back to the World Series for the first time … Continue reading

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