Category Archives: Gold Glove Awards

2016 Snappers pitcher wins MiLB Gold Glove Award

A 2016 Midwest Leaguer is among the nine Minor League Baseball players announced as recipients of Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Monday. The award winners were chosen from the 10 domestic-based, full-season MiLB leagues, with a player selected for each position. … Continue reading

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Blake Snell’s dad pitched in Midwest League, too

Blake Snell — the former Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher who made his major-league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday — is not the first person in his family to pitch in the Midwest League. His dad, Dave … Continue reading

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Ex-Bees catcher Sal Perez agrees to new 5-year deal with Royals

The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday they’ve signed former Burlington Bees catcher Salvador Perez to a five-year extension that starts next year. Perez will receive $52.5 million over the course of the new contract, which runs through the 2021 season. … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce rest of Loons coaching staff

Having already announced that former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will manage the Loons this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers revealed the rest of the Great Lakes coaching staff Thursday. Velazquez, a first-time manager, will be joined by pitching coach Bobby Cuellar, … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Newcomb & Aybar traded for Simmons

Former Midwest Leaguers Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar were part of a three-player package the Los Angeles Angels sent to the Atlanta Braves for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday. Newcomb was widely considered to be the Angels’ top … Continue reading

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