Category Archives: Carolina League

Tigers trade Verlander to Astros for trio who played for QC

The Detroit Tigers traded longtime ace pitcher Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros in a deadline deal late Thursday night, getting in return three prospects who suited up for the Quad Cities River Bandits. Those three prospects are RHP Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron and … Continue reading

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Lindor, Baez go deep for Puerto Rico in win over Mexico

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor homered twice and Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez added a late-inning dinger to help lead Puerto Rico to a 9-4 win over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. Both players drove in three … Continue reading

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Captains get new manager for 2017 season

The Lake County Captains will have at least two new faces on their coaching staff this year, including their manager. Former Captains hitting coach Larry Day returns to Lake County as the team’s new skipper. He served as hitting coach … Continue reading

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Former Timber Rattlers pitcher traded to Red Sox

The Milwaukee Brewers traded relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, in exchange for major-league infielder Travis Shaw and two prospects, infielder Mauricio Dubon and pitcher Josh Pennington. Thornburg went 14-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 13 … Continue reading

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50-game hitting streak earns Mejia a MiLBY

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia earned this year’s MiLBY for Best Individual Performance, for going on baseball’s longest hitting streak since 1954. Mejia’s 50-game hitting streak began May 27 when he was a member of the Midwest League’s Lake County … Continue reading

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