Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Ex-Quad Cities outfielder Jay signs with Cubs

Free-agent outfielder Jon Jay agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Jay began his professional playing career in the Midwest League. The then-St. Louis Cardinals prospect batted .342 with 3 HR and 45 RBI … Continue reading

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D-backs, Mariners swap Segura for Walker in 5-player trade

The Diamondbacks and the Mariners made a major trade Wednesday night, as Arizona sent infielder Jean Segura, LHP Zac Curtis and outfielder Mitch Haniger to Seattle for RHP Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte. All five players are Midwest League alumni. Segura is coming … Continue reading

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Recent news involving former Midwest League managers

Several former Midwest League managers were in the news this week. One received a major award, and the other three landed new jobs. Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. His … Continue reading

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Steinmann returns to MWL as Beloit’s new manager

Scott Steinmann, a former manager of the Clinton LumberKings and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, will serve in that same capacity for the Beloit Snappers in 2017, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. It will be Steinmann’s first season in the A’s … Continue reading

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Kane County’s ballpark gets a new name

The Kane County Cougars announced a new name for their home stadium Tuesday, leaving only two Midwest League ballparks with “Fifth Third” in their names now. Kane County’s ballpark is now officially known as Northwestern Medicine Field as part of a … Continue reading

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