Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

A’s and M’s trade former Midwest Leaguers

The Oakland Athletics traded corner infielder/outfielder Danny Valencia to the Seattle Mariners for minor-league pitcher Paul Blackburn on Saturday. Valencia played for six different teams during his first seven seasons in the major leagues. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Mariners will … Continue reading

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Ex-Whitecaps catcher to manage West Michigan in 2017

A familiar face will manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2017, but it won’t be the same skipper the team has had the past three seasons. The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that former Whitecaps catcher Mike Rabelo will manage West … Continue reading

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Former Cougars skipper Renteria to manage White Sox

The Chicago White Sox named Rick Renteria their new manager Monday, giving the former Kane County Cougars skipper his second shot at leading a major-league team. Renteria managed the Cougars in 1999, leading them to a 78-59 record in the regular … Continue reading

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Vogelbach, Olson and Nunez make MLB debuts

Three former Midwest League players — Dan Vogelbach, Matt Olson and Renato Nunez — made their major-league debuts Monday. All three played in the Midwest League in 2013. Vogelbach made his debut for the Seattle Mariners as a pinch-hitter in … Continue reading

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Kernels, LumberKings advance to Western Division finals

The second-round Western Division playoff series will be between the Clinton LumberKings and the Cedar Rapids Kernels, who won their respective series against the Peoria Chiefs and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday. Meanwhile, the South Bend Cubs evened their … Continue reading

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