Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Avila to be inducted into Whitecaps Hall of Fame

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila will be inducted into the West Michigan Whitecaps Hall of Fame during his former Midwest League team’s winter banquet Thursday. Avila played seven seasons with the Tigers before spending last year with the Chicago White … Continue reading

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Construction continues at Fifth Third Ballpark

Construction on multiple offseason projects at Fifth Third Ballpark continues, and I have photo proof thanks to the West Michigan Whitecaps, who have been posting pictures regularly on their Facebook page. Here is a look at work on a new hospitality … Continue reading

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2016 MWL manager of the year returning to South Bend

The 2016 Midwest League manager of the year, Jimmy Gonzalez, will return for a third season at the helm of the South Bend Cubs in 2017. Gonzalez led the Cubs to an 84-55 record in the regular season this year, … Continue reading

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Cubs, Royals complete Soler-for-Davis deal

The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for closer Wade Davis on Wednesday. The one-for-one deal involves two former Midwest League players. Soler played 20 games for the 2012 Peoria Chiefs, batting .338 with 3 … Continue reading

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Blue Jays promote Lansing’s pitching coach

The Lansing Lugnuts’ pitching coach reportedly has gotten a promotion. Baseball reporter John Lott reported Monday that the Toronto Blue Jays promoted Jeff Ware, Lansing’s pitching coach the past two seasons, to the position of minor-league pitching coordinator, replacing Sal Fasano. … Continue reading

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