Category Archives: Fort Wayne TinCaps

Guide to the 2017 Midwest League coaching staffs

As the start of the 2017 Midwest League season draws near, you may be wondering who the coaches are for each team this year. Here are links to my posts about all of them: Beloit Snappers pitching coach rest of … Continue reading

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Contreras, Hooton return to TinCaps staff for 2017 season

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be managed by Anthony Contreras again in 2017, and he will be joined by returning pitching coach Burt Hooton and two new additions to the team’s instructional staff. This will be the second year for … Continue reading

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Ex-TinCaps outfielder traded twice in one afternoon

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Mallex Smith was traded twice Wednesday, going from the Atlanta Braves to the Seattle Mariners to the Tampa Bay Rays in one afternoon, with only 77 minutes separating the two transactions. Both trades involving Smith also … Continue reading

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Loons get new manager for 2017 season

The Great Lakes Loons will have their fifth manager in five seasons when Jeremy Rodriguez takes the reins of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Midwest League affiliate in 2017. Rodriguez takes over for Gil Velazquez, who led the Loons to the … Continue reading

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Torii Hunter Jr. could follow dad’s footsteps into MWL

Torii Hunter Jr., son of former major-leaguer Torii Hunter, announced Thursday he will focus on playing professional baseball rather than return to Notre Dame for a fifth year. The two-sport athlete was eligible to play for the Fighting Irish football … Continue reading

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