Category Archives: Lakeland Flying Tigers

Parrish named manager of West Michigan Whitecaps

Former Detroit Tigers catcher Lance Parrish will manage the team’s Midwest League affiliate next year. Parrish takes the reins of the West Michigan Whitecaps after four seasons at the helm of the Erie SeaWolves, Detroit’s Double-A affiliate in the Eastern … Continue reading

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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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Whitecaps tie MWL shutouts record, get top Tigers prospect

The West Michigan Whitecaps tied the Midwest League record for shutouts pitched in a single season Sunday, and will send the Detroit Tigers’ top prospect to the mound in their first attempt to claim the record for their own Monday. The Whitecaps … Continue reading

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Ex-Whitecaps catcher to manage West Michigan in 2017

A familiar face will manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2017, but it won’t be the same skipper the team has had the past three seasons. The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that former Whitecaps catcher Mike Rabelo will manage West … Continue reading

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Ex-Rattler Haniger collects 3 RBI in MLB debut

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers outfielder Mitch Haniger had a memorable major-league debut for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in Arizona’s 7-5 loss to the New York Mets. Haniger batted seventh and played left field. He struck … Continue reading

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