Category Archives: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Former Red Sox manager will lead Cougars in ’17

Former Boston Red Sox player and skipper Butch Hobson will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2017, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday. Hobson brings 28 seasons of managerial experience to Kane County, including three years as skipper of the Red … Continue reading

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Former Timber Rattlers pitcher traded to Red Sox

The Milwaukee Brewers traded relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, in exchange for major-league infielder Travis Shaw and two prospects, infielder Mauricio Dubon and pitcher Josh Pennington. Thornburg went 14-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 13 … Continue reading

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D-backs, Mariners swap Segura for Walker in 5-player trade

The Diamondbacks and the Mariners made a major trade Wednesday night, as Arizona sent infielder Jean Segura, LHP Zac Curtis and outfielder Mitch Haniger to Seattle for RHP Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte. All five players are Midwest League alumni. Segura is coming … Continue reading

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Steinmann returns to MWL as Beloit’s new manager

Scott Steinmann, a former manager of the Clinton LumberKings and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, will serve in that same capacity for the Beloit Snappers in 2017, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. It will be Steinmann’s first season in the A’s … Continue reading

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50-game hitting streak earns Mejia a MiLBY

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia earned this year’s MiLBY for Best Individual Performance, for going on baseball’s longest hitting streak since 1954. Mejia’s 50-game hitting streak began May 27 when he was a member of the Midwest League’s Lake County … Continue reading

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