Category Archives: 2014 All-Star Game

Wong leads Durham to Triple-A championship title

Former Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Kean Wong went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a double to lead the Durham Bulls to a 5-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds in this year’s Triple-A National Championship Game. Wong provided … Continue reading

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Former Bees infielder traded to Tigers

Former Burlington Bees second baseman Kody Eaves was traded to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. In return, the Los Angeles Angels received third baseman Jefry Marte, whom Detroit designated for assignment after inking outfielder Justin Upton to a six-year deal. … Continue reading

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Brewers trade Gomez and Fiers for four prospects

The Milwaukee Brewers traded outfielder Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers to the Houston Astros for four prospects, including three who played with the Quad Cities River Bandits. Both Gomez and Fiers also played in the Midwest League, albeit briefly, … Continue reading

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A’s get Zobrist, Escobar for three former Midwest Leaguers

The Oakland Athletics traded three former Midwest Leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of major-league players Saturday. To get shortstop Yunel Escobar and utility player Ben Zobrist, the A’s parted with catcher John Jaso and minor-leaguers Daniel Robertson and Herschel … Continue reading

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Whitecaps ballpark fire was a year ago today

The 2014 fire that destroyed approximately 40 percent of Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, happened one year ago today. It still amazes me how quickly the Whitecaps were able to rebuild their stadium. The damaged area of … Continue reading

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