Category Archives: California League

Three recent Midwest Leaguers receive drug suspensions

Three minor-league pitchers who played in the Midwest League during 2016 or 2017 were suspended Friday for violations of baseball’s minor-league drug program. Daytona Tortugas RHP Brian Hunter is suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug … Continue reading

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LumberKings pitcher traded to Marlins in five-player swap

Clinton LumberKings RHP Brandon Miller is one of four minor-leaguers the Seattle Mariners traded to the Miami Marlins for major-league reliever David Phelps on Thursday. Miller went 9-4 with a 3.65 ERA, 94 strikeouts and 23 walks in 101 innings … Continue reading

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Angels promote Jahmai Jones to High-A

The Los Angeles Angels promoted their top prospect, outfielder Jahmai Jones, from the Burlington Bees to the High-A Inland Empire 66ers late Wednesday night. Jones batted .272 with 9 HR, 30 RBI and 18 SB in 86 games with the … Continue reading

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J.D. Martinez trade includes two ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Detroit Tigers traded outfielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, getting a trio of minor-league infielders in return. Two of those infielders — Dawel Lugo and Sergio Alcantara — are former Midwest Leaguers. The third one, middle … Continue reading

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Three current Midwest Leaguers selected for Futures Game

Three current Midwest League players are on the rosters for the All-Star Futures Game to be played on Sunday, July 9, at Marlins Park in Miami. All three players are infielders: Toronto Blue Jays prospects Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero … Continue reading

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