Category Archives: Texas League

Padres trade pair of former TinCaps to Rays

The biggest news in Major League Baseball today is Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreeing to a 7-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, but that’s not the only news regarding player movement today. There also was a seven-player … Continue reading

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More former Midwest Leaguers on the move (and other news)

Two more former Midwest League players were traded before today’s deadline: RHP Kyle Smith and RHP Matt Stites. (Read my related posts here and here.) The Royals traded Smith to the Astros for OF Justin Maxwell. Smith pitched for the … Continue reading

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Cougars snap losing streak with big comeback

I finally got to see Chicago Cubs prospect Albert Almora in action Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint. In fact, the Kane County Cougars as a whole looked good offensively that day; it was their defense and starting pitching that didn’t … Continue reading

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2011 Midwest League MVP Rymer Liriano out for 2013 season

Rymer Liriano, a San Diego Padres top prospect, is out for the 2013 season after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow while playing long toss in the Dominican Republic in late December. He will undergo Tommy John … Continue reading

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Former TinCap goes deep twice – again – in WBC game

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps 1B Nate Freiman is making the most of his starts for Israel in the World Baseball Classic’s qualifying round. After homering twice in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over South Africa, the San Diego Padres prospect┬áhit two more … Continue reading

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River Bandits rally to beat Cougars 6-5

Down 3-0 as late as the 6th inning, the Quad Cities River Bandits rallied three times to beat the Kane County Cougars 6-5 in a back-and-forth game at Modern Woodmen Park. The win also keeps alive the River Bandits’ hopes … Continue reading

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Former River Bandits pitcher to join Cardinals bullpen

FOXSportsMidwest.com writer B.J. Rains reported late last night that the St. Louis Cardinals will promote RHP Trevor Rosenthal to the big-league club to pitch out of the bullpen. Rosenthal, whose best pitch is a power fastball, will make the jump … Continue reading

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