Category Archives: 2013 All-Star Game

Former Kernels infielder suspended 80 games for PEDs

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco, a former Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder, was suspended 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. The 24-year-old Dominican Republic native has played in the Twins organization since … Continue reading

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Eight of top 11 prospects played in Midwest League

The Midwest League continues to be a conduit through which many of baseball’s top prospects pass. The latest evidence of this comes from MLB.com’s recently-released list of top prospects; eight of the top 11 players are former Midwest Leaguers. Of … Continue reading

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Tigers trade Travis to Blue Jays for Gose

The Detroit Tigers traded former West Michigan Whitecaps 2B Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose late Wednesday night. Earlier that day, Baseball America named Travis the top prospect in the Tigers organization. Presumably that honor … Continue reading

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Most of MLB.com’s top 10 prospects played in MWL

The Midwest League has been a pipeline for notable prospects in recent years, and Thursday night’s unveiling of MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list reflected that. Eight of the top 10 players on the list are Midwest League alumni. They are: No. 1: … Continue reading

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Four 2013 Dragons honored by Reds

Four Cincinnati Reds prospects were announced as winners of organizational awards during Redsfest on Friday. Infielder Seth Mejias-Brean was named the Reds Minor League Player of the Year, becoming the third Dragons player to win the award. (The other two were … Continue reading

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