Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Erickson to manage Timber Rattlers for 9th straight season

Matt Erickson will return for a ninth straight season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Thursday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as hitting coach for two years before becoming manager … Continue reading

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Padres announce 2019 TinCaps coaching staff

The Fort Wayne TinCaps coaching staff will have a familiar look to it this year, as the entire 2018 staff returns for the 2019 season — the first time an entire coaching staff has returned for the following season in … Continue reading

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Big-leaguer’s brother named new Cougars manager

A former hitting coach and brother of a current major-league player was named the new manager of the Kane County Cougars on Tuesday. Vince Harrison, older brother of current free-agent big-leaguer Josh Harrison (who played for the 2008-09 Peoria Chiefs), … Continue reading

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Former Cougar Cruz agrees to deal with Twins

Former Kane County Cougars outfielder Nelson Cruz reportedly has agreed to a 1-year, $14 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, with a $12 million club option for the 2020 season. The 38-year-old slugger batted .256 with 37 HR and 97 … Continue reading

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Former hitting coach to manage Snappers in 2019

A former hitting coach will return to Beloit next season as the new manager of the Snappers. It is the first managerial assignment for Lloyd Turner, who was Beloit’s hitting coach in 2014 and 2015. He also served in that … Continue reading

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