Category Archives: California League

Mariners announce 2017 LumberKings coaching staff

Three of the four Clinton LumberKings coaches for the 2017 season are newcomers to the Seattle Mariners organization. New manager Pat Shine spent the past three seasons as an administrative coach and video replay coordinator for the Miami Marlins. Here is … Continue reading

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Seager brothers made home-run history this year

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager made MLB history this year as the first brothers to each hit at least 25 home runs in the same season. They slugged 26 and 30 round-trippers, respectively. Both are Midwest League … Continue reading

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Two ex-MWLers play all 9 positions in a single game

Two Oakland Athletics prospects recently played all nine positions in a single game — former Burlington Bees infielder Wade Kirkland on Monday, and former Beloit Snappers infielder Melvin Mercedes on Saturday. Kirkland did it for the Double-A Midland RockHounds. Mercedes … Continue reading

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Tucker, Hernandez named MWL players of the week

A pair of Quad Cities River Bandits teammates earned Midwest League weekly honors for August 1-7. Outfielder Kyle Tucker was named the MWL offensive player of the week, while righthander Elieser Hernandez was named the MWL pitcher of the week. … Continue reading

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Ex-Captains catcher Mejia has 46-game hitting streak

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia needed five at-bats and was down two strikes in the last one before he collected his first hit of the game Thursday. The importance of that hit (a double) that nearly didn’t happen? He now has one in … Continue reading

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