Category Archives: Midwest League

Loons announce more planned ballpark improvements

The Great Lakes Loons already had a new state-of-the-art scoreboard installed at Dow Diamond this offseason. On Thursday, the team announced two more upgrades planned for their ballpark, which opened in 2007. The two-story Loon Loft team store is getting … Continue reading

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D-backs trade two ex-Midwest Leaguers in three-team deal

The Tampa Bay Rays traded outfielder Steven Souza to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday as part of a five-player, three-team deal also involving the New York Yankees. The Diamondbacks parted with two former Midwest League players in the trade. In … Continue reading

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Bowling Green and Peoria to “Battle for the Barrel”

The Hot Rods and the Chiefs will “Battle for the Barrel” during their three-game series in Kentucky this coming season, respectively playing as the Bowling Green Bootleggers and the Peoria Distillers. Bowling Green coaches and players first wore special Bootleggers … Continue reading

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Twins trade Palacios to Rays for Odorizzi

The Twins and the Rays swapped former Midwest Leaguers in a two-player trade Saturday, as Minnesota sent shortstop Jermaine Palacios to Tampa Bay for RHP Jake Odorizzi. Palacios played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016 and the first half … Continue reading

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Reports: Hosmer agrees to 8-year, $144M deal with Padres

Former Burlington Bees first baseman Eric Hosmer reportedly has agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres. Thus far, Hosmer has played his entire career for the Kansas City Royals, who picked him third overall in … Continue reading

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