Category Archives: Southern League

MWL alumni Almora, Gordon have 5-for-5 days

Midwest League alumni Albert Almora and Dee Gordon each turned in a 5-for-5 performance Saturday. Almora’s five hits and an RBI led the Tennessee Smokies to a 7-1 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Chicago Cubs prospect batted .329 … Continue reading

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Sanchez dies from boating accident injuries

Former Clinton LumberKings pitcher Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries suffered in a boating accident last month. According to reports, Sanchez suffered a double skull fracture and brain hematoma after being struck by the propeller of a motorboat … Continue reading

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Two former MWL broadcasters land big-league gigs

Two broadcasters who plied their trade in the Midwest League the past few years have gotten called up to the big leagues. Wayne Randazzo, play-by-play broadcaster for the Kane County Cougars from 2012 to 2014, was hired by WOR-AM as a … Continue reading

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Ex-LumberKings pitcher severely injured in boating accident

Former Clinton LumberKings pitcher Victor Sanchez was severely injured in a boating accident Friday and had to undergo surgery to repair his fractured skull, according to reports. The Seattle Mariners prospect reportedly was swimming at a beach in his native … Continue reading

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Almadova, Ratterree awarded MiLB Gold Gloves

Two players who spent a significant part of the 2014 season in the Midwest League were announced as winners of Rawlings Gold Gloves. Rawlings Sporting Goods Company awards nine Gold Gloves (one for each position) to minor-leaguers from the 10 full-season, MLB-affiliated minor … Continue reading

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Former Rattler named hitting coach of LumberKings

The Seattle Mariners announced Monday that Brent Johnson will serve as hitting coach of the Clinton LumberKings this year. A domino effect within the Mariners organization resulted in Johnson’s promotion from advanced rookie league. From the LumberKings’ press release: A … Continue reading

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Mateo throws no-hitter; Guillon pitches 6 hitless innings

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Victor Mateo threw a no-hitter for the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits on Saturday, two years after pitching one for the Bowling Green Hot Rods. When Mateo no-hit the Lake County Captains in 2011, it was a 7-inning … Continue reading

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