Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Padres announce 2018 TinCaps coaching staff

The 2018 Fort Wayne TinCaps coaching staff will have a familiar look to it, as only one member is a newcomer to the Midwest League’s Summit City franchise. Anthony Contreras returns as manager for a third season, after leading the … Continue reading

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Tigers announce rest of Whitecaps coaching staff

After previously announcing that former MLB catcher Lance Parrish will manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2018, the Detroit Tigers revealed Thursday who will be on his coaching staff. Two of the additional coaches are former major-leaguers, and the third … Continue reading

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Toby Gardenhire to manage Cedar Rapids in 2018

(Read my update to this post here.) A Gardenhire will be managing for the Minnesota Twins again next year. Multiple reports say Toby Gardenhire will manage the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2018. He is the son of Detroit Tigers manager … Continue reading

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Former 1B/C Blake Lalli to manage Cougars in 2018

Former first baseman/catcher Blake Lalli, who briefly played in the major leagues for three teams, will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2018. It is the first managerial assignment for Lalli, whose playing career ended this year after 12 seasons … Continue reading

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Former Cougars skipper will manage Snappers next year

A longtime Oakland Athletics minor-league coach will manage the Beloit Snappers in 2018. Webster Garrison will be at the helm of Beloit’s coaching staff, replacing 2017 Snappers skipper Scott Steinmann, who will manage the Midland RockHounds (Oakland’s Double-A affiliate in … Continue reading

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