Category Archives: California League

Hale, Abreu named MWL players of the week

Clinton LumberKings infielder Conner Hale and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Albert Abreu respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 27 to July 3. In six games during that … Continue reading

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Former Loons pitcher makes MLB debut

Former Great Lakes Loons pitcher Brock Stewart made his major-league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, taking the loss in his team’s 7-0 defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers. Stewart pitched five innings, giving up five … Continue reading

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Rice, Friedrichs named MWL players of the week

South Bend Cubs catcher Ian Rice and Beloit Snappers RHP Kyle Friedrichs respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of May 23-29. Rice batted .450 (9-for-20) with 3 HR and 10 … Continue reading

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South Bend player balked home twice in one game

South Bend Cubs leadoff hitter Andrew Ely accomplished an unusual feat against the Lake County Captains on Monday. The second baseman scored two runs in the 6-3 South Bend win, reaching home both times because he was balked in from … Continue reading

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D-backs call up former Cougars closer Zac Curtis

Left-handed pitcher Zac Curtis was the Kane County Cougars’ closer last year. Today he was called up to the big leagues by the Arizona Diamondbacks after pitching only in High-A this season. Curtis led the Midwest League and set a Cougars … Continue reading

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Snappers roster includes A’s prospects Bolt, Driver

The Beloit Snappers’ Opening Day roster features a pair of players ranked by Baseball America among the Oakland Athletics’ top 30 prospects. The highest-ranked prospect — and a strong candidate for this year’s Moniker Madness contest — is centerfielder Skye … Continue reading

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Angels trade for Scribner, release Gretzky

The Los Angeles Angels made a pair of transactions involving former Midwest Leaguers on Saturday, trading for a former Quad Cities pitcher and releasing the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. The Angels traded cash to the Houston Astros for right-hander … Continue reading

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Former Bees infielder traded to Tigers

Former Burlington Bees second baseman Kody Eaves was traded to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. In return, the Los Angeles Angels received third baseman Jefry Marte, whom Detroit designated for assignment after inking outfielder Justin Upton to a six-year deal. … Continue reading

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Former Fort Wayne player to manage TinCaps this year

Former Fort Wayne Wizards infielder Anthony Contreras will manage the TinCaps this year, the San Diego Padres announced Thursday. Contreras played nine years in the minor leagues (from 2005 to 2013), including part of the 2008 season with Fort Wayne. … Continue reading

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