Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Twins trade Palacios to Rays for Odorizzi

The Twins and the Rays swapped former Midwest Leaguers in a two-player trade Saturday, as Minnesota sent shortstop Jermaine Palacios to Tampa Bay for RHP Jake Odorizzi. Palacios played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016 and the first half … Continue reading

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Guide to the 2018 Midwest League coaching staffs

As spring training gets underway this week, you may be thinking ahead to the Midwest League season and wondering who the coaches for each team will be. Here are links to my posts about all of them: Beloit Snappers Bowling … Continue reading

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Brewers announce Timber Rattlers coaching staff

All three coaches on the 2017 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers field staff are returning to the team this year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday. As reported last week, Matt Erickson will return as manager of the team for an eighth consecutive … Continue reading

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Former Cedar Rapids hurler Hoffman elected to Hall of Fame

Trevor Hoffman, who pitched for the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1991, is the eighth former Midwest Leaguer to be elected as a player into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hoffman received 79.9 percent of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America … Continue reading

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Former MLB catcher to manage Captains in 2018

Former major-league catcher Luke Carlin will manage the Lake County Captains this coming season, the team announced Wednesday. This will be Carlin’s third season coaching in the Cleveland Indians organization, after he managed the short-season Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a … Continue reading

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