Category Archives: Pacific Coast League

Padres DFA former Midwest League MVP Liriano

The San Diego Padres designated prospect Rymer Liriano for assignment Friday to make room on their 40-man roster for former Chicago White Sox infielder Alexei Ramirez, who signed a one-year contract with the Friars. Liriano played 166 games with the … Continue reading

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Dodgers assign rookie manager to Great Lakes

Former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will make his managerial debut at the helm of the Great Lakes Loons next year. Velazquez appeared in 33 MLB games over five seasons (for the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Miami … 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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SmartAsset: Four MWL cities among 25 best in MiLB

Four Midwest League cities are ranked among the top 25 in Minor League Baseball, according to a new study by SmartAsset. Davenport, Iowa — home of the Quad Cities River Bandits — is tied with Des Moines, Iowa — home … Continue reading

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MWL sets new attendance record, drew 10% of MiLB fans

The Midwest League set a new regular-season attendance record in 2015. The 16 Midwest League teams collectively drew 4,233,904 fans, breaking the previous record of 4,184,843 set in 2010. According to the league, that accounts for 10 percent of all … Continue reading

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Bader, Deetz named Midwest League players of the week

Peoria Chiefs outfielder Harrison Bader and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Dean Deetz respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of August 24-30. In seven games during that period, Bader batted … Continue reading

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MWL alumni notes: Merritt pitches 7-inning no-hitter

Cleveland Indians prospect Ryan Merritt pitched a seven-inning no-hitter for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks on Saturday. He needed only 78 pitches for his gem, which included three strikeouts and a walk. The lefty pitched for the Lake County Captains in … Continue reading

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