Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Former LumberKings SS Kinsler traded to Angels

The Los Angeles Angels acquired former Clinton LumberKings shortstop Ian Kinsler on Wednesday. In return, the Detroit Tigers received two prospects — outfielder Troy Montgomery (a former Burlington Bees player) and RHP Wilkel Hernandez (a possible future West Michigan Whitecaps … Continue reading

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Ex-MLB reliever Doug Jones pitched well for Bees in ’79

The U.S. Senate election in Alabama on Tuesday pitted Democrat Doug Jones against Republican Roy Moore, with Jones coming away with a narrow win. That made me think of former MLB reliever Doug Jones, who pitched for the Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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Ex-MWLer Vizquel to manage in White Sox farm system

Former major-league star, possible future Baseball Hall-of-Famer and definite ex-Midwest League player Omar Vizquel will manage in the Chicago White Sox organization next year. Vizquel batted .213 with 4 HR, 28 RBI and 19 SB in 105 games with the … Continue reading

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Three 2017 Midwest League players traded

Three players who were in the Midwest League this year were traded in separate transactions late last week. The Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Curtis Taylor to the Tampa Bay Rays for former closer Brad Boxberger, who led the American League … Continue reading

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Molitor wins AL Manager of the Year award

Former Midwest League player and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, rewarded for leading the Minnesota Twins to the playoffs one year after the team lost 103 games. The Twins went … Continue reading

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