Category Archives: Pacific Coast League

Snappers beat TinCaps 2-1 to sweep doubleheader

A two-run inning in support of a strong pitching performance was enough for the Beloit Snappers to beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 2-1 in the second game of their doubleheader Monday. After Beloit beat Fort Wayne 5-1 in the first … Continue reading

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Cubs-Mariners trade involves four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners completed a four-player trade Wednesday, and all four players are former Midwest Leaguers. The Cubs traded a pair of prospects, first baseman Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn, to the Mariners for left-handed … Continue reading

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Esparza, Pena named MWL players of the week

Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Jhonatan Pena and Lake County Captains RHP Matt Esparza respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 20-26. In four games during that time, Pena batted .313 … 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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Almora collects first MLB hit, RBI in Cubs win

Former Kane County Cougars outfielder Albert Almora collected his first major-league hit and RBI in the Chicago Cubs’ 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Almora made his MLB debut on Tuesday, grounding out as a pinch-hitter in the … Continue reading

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Padres DFA former Midwest League MVP Liriano

The San Diego Padres designated prospect Rymer Liriano for assignment Friday to make room on their 40-man roster for former Chicago White Sox infielder Alexei Ramirez, who signed a one-year contract with the Friars. Liriano played 166 games with the … Continue reading

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Dodgers assign rookie manager to Great Lakes

Former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will make his managerial debut at the helm of the Great Lakes Loons next year. Velazquez appeared in 33 MLB games over five seasons (for the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Miami … Continue reading

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Riordan to return as Snappers manager in 2016

Fran Riordan will return as manager of the Beloit Snappers in 2016, the Oakland Athletics announced Monday. Riordan spent 14 years managing in independent leagues (mostly in the Frontier League) before he joined the A’s organization in 2014. This year was his … Continue reading

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SmartAsset: Four MWL cities among 25 best in MiLB

Four Midwest League cities are ranked among the top 25 in Minor League Baseball, according to a new study by SmartAsset. Davenport, Iowa — home of the Quad Cities River Bandits — is tied with Des Moines, Iowa — home … Continue reading

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