Category Archives: Midwest League

Former MWL manager Webster Garrison battling COVID-19

Former Midwest League manager Webster Garrison, a longtime coach in the Oakland Athletics farm system, is on a ventilator in Louisiana battling the coronavirus, COVID-19, San Francisco Chronicle A’s beat writer Susan Slusser reported Saturday. Garrison managed the Kane County … Continue reading

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Ex-Lugnuts hurler Syndergaard undergoes TJ surgery

Former Lansing Lugnuts and current New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to return sometime during the 2021 season. In the Midwest … Continue reading

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Kenny Rogers in the Midwest League

Country music legend Kenny Rogers died Friday at age 81. Upon seeing the news, I automatically thought of former baseball player Kenny Rogers, who pitched in the major leagues for 20 seasons. Before making his MLB debut for the Texas … Continue reading

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Ex-Bees infielder Moustakas signs 4-year deal with Reds

Former Burlington Bees infielder Mike Moustakas will stay in the National League Central Division after signing a four-year, $64 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Moustakas batted .254 with 35 HR and 87 RBI in 143 games with the Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Turner to return as Snappers manager for 2020 season

Lloyd Turner will return for a second season as manager of the Beloit Snappers, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. Turner was a rookie manager in 2019, when he led the Snappers to a 54-84 overall record. He has coached in … Continue reading

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