Category Archives: Great Lakes Loons

Bolivar promoted to manager of Dayton Dragons

Luis Bolivar, who served as hitting coach for the Dayton Dragons the past three seasons, will manage the Midwest League team in 2017, the Cincinnati Reds announced Thursday. It is Bolivar’s first regular-season assignment as a manager, though the former … 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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Dodgers re-sign three significant ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed three former Midwest Leaguers of note: closer Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner, and starting pitcher Rich Hill. Jansen signed a five-year, $80 million deal with the team on Monday. He was a catcher … Continue reading

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Cubs, Royals complete Soler-for-Davis deal

The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for closer Wade Davis on Wednesday. The one-for-one deal involves two former Midwest League players. Soler played 20 games for the 2012 Peoria Chiefs, batting .338 with 3 … Continue reading

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New signage and snow at Kane County’s ballpark

The Kane County Cougars held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the renaming of their ballpark. Originally called Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium when it opened in 1991, and known as Fifth Third Bank Ballpark the past five seasons, the home of the Cougars is now … Continue reading

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