Category Archives: Bowling Green Hot Rods

Ex-Midwest Leaguers lead Brisbane to ABL title

The Brisbane Bandits won their second consecutive Australian Baseball League title Saturday, with several former Midwest Leaguers playing key roles. The biggest contribution came from starting pitcher Kramer Champlin, who gave up only one hit — a solo homer by … Continue reading

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Cubs trade Dewees to Royals; Nats acquire Romero

The Chicago Cubs traded minor-league outfielder Donnie Dewees to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed pitcher Alec Mills on Wednesday. Dewees split the 2016 season between two Class-A levels, including 94 games in the Midwest League. He batted .282 with 3 … Continue reading

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Rays announce 2017 Hot Rods coaching staff

Reinaldo Ruiz will return for a third season as manager of the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2017, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Tuesday. In 2016, Ruiz led the Hot Rods to their best season in team history, notching a … Continue reading

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Four former Midwest Leaguers traded Friday

Four former Midwest League players were traded Friday, including three who once suited up for the Clinton LumberKings. Three of those ex-Midwest Leaguers were traded in a five-player deal between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Mariners sent RHP … Continue reading

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Ex-Loons infielder Calhoun named Fall Stars Game MVP

Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun — a former Great Lakes Loons second baseman — was named the Most Valuable Player of the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game after going 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs batted in, and two … Continue reading

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