Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Reyes undergoes TJ surgery, will miss upcoming season

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes is expected to miss the entire 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery Thursday. The procedure was necessary after an MRI showed the former Peoria Chiefs hurler had a complete tear of the ulnar collateral … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers lead Brisbane to ABL title

The Brisbane Bandits won their second consecutive Australian Baseball League title Saturday, with several former Midwest Leaguers playing key roles. The biggest contribution came from starting pitcher Kramer Champlin, who gave up only one hit — a solo homer by … Continue reading

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Cubs trade Dewees to Royals; Nats acquire Romero

The Chicago Cubs traded minor-league outfielder Donnie Dewees to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed pitcher Alec Mills on Wednesday. Dewees split the 2016 season between two Class-A levels, including 94 games in the Midwest League. He batted .282 with 3 … Continue reading

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Chavez replaces Schulze as Snappers pitching coach

A change has been made to the previously-announced assignments for the Beloit Snappers coaching staff. Don Schulze, who served as the team’s pitching coach last year, is now assigned to the Double-A Midland RockHounds. Midland’s skipper is Fran Riordan, who managed … Continue reading

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Bolivar promoted to manager of Dayton Dragons

Luis Bolivar, who served as hitting coach for the Dayton Dragons the past three seasons, will manage the Midwest League team in 2017, the Cincinnati Reds announced Thursday. It is Bolivar’s first regular-season assignment as a manager, though the former … Continue reading

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