Category Archives: California League

Dodgers announce Loons’ Opening Day roster

The preliminary Opening Day roster for the Great Lakes Loons includes Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Starling Heredia and last year’s Midwest League Home Run Derby champion, Carlos Rincon. Baseball America ranks the Dodgers farm system as the ninth-best in baseball, … Continue reading

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Three for Dee: Marlins trade ex-MWL star Gordon to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners acquired middle infielder Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins on Thursday for a trio of prospects, two of whom played in the Midwest League during the past two seasons. Gordon also is a former Midwest Leaguer. He … Continue reading

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Duplantier earns MLB Pipeline’s Pitcher of the Year award

Former Kane County Cougars RHP Jon Duplantier is the recipient of MLB Pipeline’s Pitcher of the Year award this year, after he posted Minor League Baseball’s second-lowest earned-run average in the last 25 years. Duplantier pitched for the Cougars in the first … Continue reading

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Tigers trade Upton to Angels for pitching prospect

Looking to fill a void in left field, the Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, parting with pitching prospect Grayson Long and a player to be named later or cash considerations in … Continue reading

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Mariners trade former LumberKings shortstop to Cardinals

The Seattle Mariners traded former Clinton LumberKings shortstop Rayder Ascanio to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for pitcher Mike Leake, cash considerations and $750,000 of international signing-cap space. Ascanio played 173 regular-season games with the LumberKings over the last … Continue reading

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