Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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Dodgers trade De Jong to Mariners; Nats sign Blanton

Former Lansing Lugnuts pitcher Chase De Jong was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The right-hander was swapped for two prospects, shortstop Drew Jackson and RHP Aneurys Zabala. De Jong pitched for the Lugnuts … 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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Ventura, Marte die in separate car crashes in DR

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former MLB infielder Andy Marte died Sunday in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic. They were 25 and 33 years old, respectively. Both played in the Midwest League. Ventura spent the 2011 … Continue reading

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Former Red Sox manager will lead Cougars in ’17

Former Boston Red Sox player and skipper Butch Hobson will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2017, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday. Hobson brings 28 seasons of managerial experience to Kane County, including three years as skipper of the Red … Continue reading

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