Category Archives: 2016 Playoffs

South Bend advances to MWL finals; will face CR or Clinton

The South Bend Cubs beat the Great Lakes Loons 7-3 Sunday to advance to this year’s Midwest League Championship Series. They will face the winner of Monday’s game between the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Clinton LumberKings. Nelson Maldonado drove … Continue reading

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Erickson to manage Timber Rattlers for 9th straight season

Matt Erickson will return for a ninth straight season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Thursday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as hitting coach for two years before becoming manager … Continue reading

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Former Loons skipper returns to manage team in 2018

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league coach John Shoemaker will manage the Great Lakes Loons in 2018, after previously serving as the team’s skipper in 2011 and 2012. Shoemaker has been with the Dodgers organization for over 40 years, starting when … Continue reading

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Two Padres trades include four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The San Diego Padres made two trades Tuesday, and each included two former Midwest League players. The first trade involved the Padres sending outfielder Jabari Blash to the New York Yankees for third baseman Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell. … Continue reading

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Three for Dee: Marlins trade ex-MWL star Gordon to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners acquired middle infielder Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins on Thursday for a trio of prospects, two of whom played in the Midwest League during the past two seasons. Gordon also is a former Midwest Leaguer. He … Continue reading

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