Category Archives: California League

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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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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