Category Archives: Pacific Coast League

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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Cuthbert gets hits in first four MLB games

Former Kane County Cougars third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert made his major-league debut Tuesday and has gotten at least one hit in each of his first four MLB games. The Kansas City Royals promoted Cuthbert to the big leagues after placing … 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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Cubs claim former Kernels RHP Roach off waivers

The Chicago Cubs claimed RHP Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres today. He reportedly will be in the mix of relievers trying to win a bullpen spot with the big-league team next year. Roach split the 2014 … Continue reading

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Three former Loons named Dodgers MiLB players of year

The Los Angeles Dodgers named a trio of former Great Lakes Loons as their top minor-league players of 2014. LHP Julio Urias was named their Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 109 … Continue reading

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Schulz, Coulter honored for MWL performances

A pair of Midwest League players were honored Tuesday for their performances on the field. Fort Wayne TinCaps OF Nick Schulz was named the Midwest League Player of the Month for August. He led the league in slugging percentage (.765) and … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs recap: Cougars, Bees, Captains & TinCaps win

The 2014 Midwest League playoffs got off to an exciting start Wednesday as the Kane County Cougars, the Burlington Bees, the Lake County Captains and the Fort Wayne TinCaps won the first games of their respective series. I was at the … Continue reading

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