Category Archives: Northwest League

Cubs announce South Bend coaching staff

Jimmy Gonzalez will manage the South Bend Cubs in 2015, the Chicago Cubs announced today. Gonzalez played 14 seasons in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Houston Astros in June 1991. Mainly a catcher, he played in the … Continue reading

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A’s trade Donaldson for Lawrie and 3 prospects

The Oakland Athletics traded 3B Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for INF Brett Lawrie and prospects Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto. Donaldson was a catcher for the 2008 Peoria Chiefs, who were affiliated with the Chicago … Continue reading

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Lugo, Schulz named MWL players of the week

Lake County Captains LHP Luis Lugo and Fort Wayne TinCaps OF Nick Schulz were respectively named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of Aug. 25-Sept. 1. Lugo started two games during that period. … Continue reading

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Schwarber promoted to High-A; Almora hits for cycle

Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs’ top draft pick this year, is being promoted from the Kane County Cougars to the High-A Daytona Cubs. After five games with the short-season Boise Hawks, Schwarber batted .361 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 23 … Continue reading

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Schwarber, Torrez named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars teammates Kyle Schwarber and Daury Torrez were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 23-29. In six games during that period, Schwarber went 9-for-22 with three doubles, … Continue reading

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Big night for Haar, Schwarber

There were two big offensive performances in the Midwest League on Saturday, and both featured a pair of home runs. Cedar Rapids Kernels 3B Bryan Haar drove in seven runs via a grand slam and a three-run homer. He hit … Continue reading

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Schwarber homers, but Cougars lose to Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Kane County Cougars 3-2 Wednesday in a noon game that included a 27-minute rain delay. Whereas Tuesday’s game featured plenty of offense, Wednesday’s game was generally easier on the pitchers. Wisconsin’s starting pitcher, LHP Anthony … Continue reading

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