Category Archives: South Atlantic League

‘D-Train’ Willis signs with Brewers

Former Kane County Cougars LHP Dontrelle “D-Train” Willis reportedly has signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Willis was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2003 and finished second in voting for the NL Cy Young Award in … Continue reading

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Larkin to manage Captains this year

The Cleveland Indians announced today that Shaun Larkin will manage the Lake County Captains this year. Larkin was Lake County’s hitting coach last year when the team batted .246 and finished 65-74 under manager Mark Budzinski. Larkin also played for … Continue reading

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Loons and Dodgers extend affiliation through 2016

The Great Lakes Loons announced this morning that their affiliation with the Los Angeles Dodgers has been extended through the 2016 season. The Loons have been affiliated with the Dodgers since their inaugural season in 2007. Besides the Loons, the Midwest … Continue reading

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Status of Midwest League affiliations

Now that the Midwest League postseason is over, it’s time to shift my focus to the status of team affiliations. I’ve written about this year’s player development contract (PDC) renewals as they’ve been announced, but now it’s time to put … Continue reading

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Singleton promoted, signs historic contract

The Houston Astros are promoting one of their top prospects, first baseman Jon Singleton, in time for the team’s game against the Los Angeles Angels tomorrow. Accompanying this news today was Yahoo Sports writer Jeff Passan’s report that Singleton agreed to a … Continue reading

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Archer agrees to 6-year, $25.5M deal with Rays

We interrupt the 2014 Midwest League season preview series to bring you some MWL alumni news … Tampa Bay Rays RHP Chris Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million deal that includes two club options upping the maximum value of … Continue reading

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Former Bees player Wil Myers named AL Rookie of the Year

Despite playing in only 88 major-league games this year, Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers was named the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year. Myers, a former Midwest League player, batted .293 with 13 HR and 53 RBI for … Continue reading

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