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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Hunter announces retirement after 19 seasons

Former Fort Wayne Wizards outfielder Torii Hunter announced his retirement Monday night, ending his playing career after 19 seasons in the major leagues. The five-time All-Star won nine Gold Glove Awards during that time. Hunter’s path to the big leagues included … Continue reading

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