Category Archives: Northwest League

Former Fort Wayne player to manage TinCaps this year

Former Fort Wayne Wizards infielder Anthony Contreras will manage the TinCaps this year, the San Diego Padres announced Thursday. Contreras played nine years in the minor leagues (from 2005 to 2013), including part of the 2008 season with Fort Wayne. … Continue reading

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Riordan to return as Snappers manager in 2016

Fran Riordan will return as manager of the Beloit Snappers in 2016, the Oakland Athletics announced Monday. Riordan spent 14 years managing in independent leagues (mostly in the Frontier League) before he joined the A’s organization in 2014. This year was his … Continue reading

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TinCaps groundskeeper named tops in Single-A – again

Fort Wayne TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter made history Monday when he was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, winning the Sports Turf Managers Association award for a third consecutive year. Winter and Brock Phipps (of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals) each … Continue reading

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Lugnuts pitcher suspended for drug violation

Lansing Lugnuts RHP Clinton Hollon was suspended 50 games Friday after testing positive for an amphetamine. The minor-league hurler was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2013 draft. He briefly pitched at rookie-level in 2013 … Continue reading

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TinCaps’ winning streak ends at 10 games

Fort Wayne’s winning streak ended at 10 games Thursday after the TinCaps lost 7-4 to the Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark. The TinCaps had a late lead, taking a 3-2 advantage into the bottom of the 8th inning. But that’s when the Hot … Continue reading

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Four top-30 D-backs prospects on Cougars roster

Four players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Arizona Diamondbacks prospects are assigned to the Kane County Cougars for the start of the 2015 season: shortstop Sergio Alcantara (No. 20), outfielder/catcher Stryker Trahan (No. 21), RHP Jeferson Mejia (No. 23) … Continue reading

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Torres top Cubs prospect assigned to South Bend roster

Shortstop Gleyber Torres is the top Chicago Cubs prospect assigned to the first South Bend roster since the team affiliated with the Windy City club this past offseason. Three right-handed pitchers also are among the players ranked by Baseball America as top-30 Cubs prospects: Jake … Continue reading

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