Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

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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Kernels announce rest of 2017 coaching staff

After announcing who their skipper will be for the 2017 season earlier this month, the Cedar Rapids Kernels revealed Saturday who will round out their coaching staff. New manager Tommy Watkins — a former hitting coach for the Kernels — … Continue reading

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Erickson returning for 7th year managing Timber Rattlers

Matt Erickson will return as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year for a seventh consecutive season. His staff will include two new coaches, both of whom played in the Midwest League. Erickson began his coaching career as the … Continue reading

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Hoffman falls five votes short in HOF election

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, while Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero narrowly missed being able to join baseball’s newest immortals on stage July 30 in Cooperstown. Hoffman … Continue reading

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