Category Archives: Tacoma Rainiers

Former LumberKings outfielder traded to Cardinals

The Seattle Mariners traded former Clinton LumberKings outfielder Tyler O’Neill to the St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Marco Gonzales on Friday. O’Neill played 57 games for the LumberKings in 2014, batting .247 with 13 HR and 38 RBI. He played … Continue reading

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Singleton, Bedrosian make MLB debuts; Alvarez throws gem

Tuesday was an off-day for all teams in the Midwest League, but there were notable performances by plenty of former MWL players to fill the void. Major-league debuts Several former Midwest League players made their major-league debuts Tuesday. The headliner was Houston … Continue reading

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Former LumberKings 1B Choi suspended 50 games

Seattle Mariners prospect Ji-Man Choi, a former Clinton LumberKings first baseman, was suspended 50 games Thursday after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance. In a statement released to the media, Choi claimed he didn’t knowingly take any illegal substance: “A banned substance was … Continue reading

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Former Rattler named hitting coach of LumberKings

The Seattle Mariners announced Monday that Brent Johnson will serve as hitting coach of the Clinton LumberKings this year. A domino effect within the Mariners organization resulted in Johnson’s promotion from advanced rookie league. From the LumberKings’ press release: A … Continue reading

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Balentien breaks Japan’s single-season HR record

Even though it’s the offseason for the Midwest League, I will still post league news, periodic updates about former MWL players, and other related items during this downtime. I hope your love of minor-league baseball will continue to lead you … Continue reading

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