Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Former Cougars infielder makes MLB debut

Former Kane County Cougars third baseman Jeimer Candelario made his major-league debut for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday — and he did it against New York Mets fireballer (and former Lansing Lugnuts pitcher) Noah Syndergaard. Candelario struck out in both … Continue reading

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MiLB teams to wear special Stars & Stripes caps this weekend

For the seventh consecutive year, most Minor League Baseball teams will wear specially-designed “Stars and Stripes” caps during the Independence Day weekend. The cap design features a white star-patterned background behind the appropriate team’s logo. The caps can be purchased in the ballpark … Continue reading

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MWL All-Star Game: East rallies to beat West 11-10

This year’s Midwest League All-Star Game was a true midsummer classic, as the two sides traded offensive blows throughout the contest, with the Eastern Division All-Stars coming out on top with an 11-10 win. In the early innings, it appeared … Continue reading

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Sullivan, Hernandez named MWL players of the week

Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Jose Hernandez respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 13-19. During that time, Sullivan batted .500 … Continue reading

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First-half playoff berths determined on final day of half

The fourth and final playoff team from the first half was determined Sunday, as were the playoff berths that each team claimed. Although three playoff teams were determined Saturday, the final day of the first half held the drama of … Continue reading

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Roster revisions for Midwest League All-Star Game

Due to injuries and promotions, several revisions have been made to the rosters for the Midwest League All-Star Game. West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Gerson Moreno was added to the Eastern Division team, replacing former Fort Wayne TinCaps RHP Enyel De … Continue reading

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Cubs trade ex-Cougar Dunston Jr.; dad played in MWL, too

The Chicago Cubs traded former Kane County Cougars outfielder Shawon Dunston Jr. to the San Francisco Giants for cash considerations Thursday. Dunston Jr. played 96 games with the 2014 Cougars, batting .268 with 2 HR, 37 RBI and 27 SB. … Continue reading

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White Sox sign Morneau; A’s acquire Alcantara

The Chicago White Sox signed former Quad City River Bandits first baseman Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million contract, and the Chicago Cubs traded former Peoria Chiefs infielder Arismendy Alcantara to the Oakland Athletics. Morneau was placed on the … Continue reading

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A look at the 2016 Midwest League All-Star pitchers

The 2016 Midwest League All-Star Game rosters were released this week. In previous posts, I wrote about the starting position players and the reserve position-players. This post is about the All-Star pitchers. (Make sure to read all the way to … Continue reading

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