Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Former Midwest League MVP signs with Giants

Former Midwest League MVP Wynton Bernard recently signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are Bernard’s third MLB team. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2012 and played in their farm system until … Continue reading

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Ex-Cards farmhand named new Chiefs manager

Former St. Louis Cardinals minor-leaguer Chris Swauger, who played in the Midwest League in 2009, will manage the Peoria Chiefs in 2017. Swauger will take the reins from Joe Kruzel, who became the winningest manager in Chiefs history during his … Continue reading

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Midwest League unveils new logo

The Midwest League unveiled its new logo Wednesday, replacing one that was used for 32 years. “While the existing Midwest League logo served the league well, we, as a league, decided to create an updated identity going into our 71st season,” … Continue reading

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Ex-Quad Cities outfielder Jay signs with Cubs

Free-agent outfielder Jon Jay agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Jay began his professional playing career in the Midwest League. The then-St. Louis Cardinals prospect batted .342 with 3 HR and 45 RBI … Continue reading

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Braves acquire former top Mariners prospect Alex Jackson

The Seattle Mariners continued to stay active in the trade market Monday, sending former top prospect Alex Jackson and a player to be named later to the Atlanta Braves for pitching prospects Max Povse and Rob Whalen. Despite being the No. … Continue reading

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