Category Archives: Southern League

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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Lugnuts lefty added to All-Star Futures Game roster

Lansing Lugnuts LHP Angel Perdomo was added Thursday to the All-Star Futures Game roster for the World Team. The Toronto Blue Jays prospect replaces Jackson Generals RHP Dylan Unsworth, who is on the disabled list because of a hamstring injury. Unsworth, a Seattle Mariners prospect from South … 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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Ex-LumberKings pitcher makes MLB debut for Mariners

Former Clinton LumberKings pitcher Edwin Diaz made his major-league debut for Seattle on Monday, providing a glimmer of hope for Mariners fans during his inning of relief. Diaz made his debut in the 7th inning against the Cleveland Indians at Seattle’s Safeco … Continue reading

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DeSclafani to make rehab start in Dayton this week

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani started his professional career in the Midwest League as a member of the Lansing Lugnuts. Later this week, the right-hander will return to the MWL as a rehabbing major-leaguer with the Dayton Dragons. DeSclafani … Continue reading

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Segura trade includes three former Midwest Leaguers

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers made a five-player trade Saturday involving three former Midwest Leaguers. The Brewers sent shortstop Jean Segura (2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels) and RHP Tyler Wagner (2013 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) to the Diamondbacks for RHP … Continue reading

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South Bend skipper to stay same in ’16

Jimmy Gonzalez will be back as manager of the South Bend Cubs in 2016. It will be Gonzalez’s second season as South Bend’s manager, and his third year as a skipper in the Chicago Cubs organization. The former catcher’s 14-year minor-league career … Continue reading

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Mauer to return as Kernels manager in 2016

Jake Mauer will return for a fourth season as skipper of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016. It will be his ninth season as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. The Kernels reached the playoffs in all three of … Continue reading

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Former Silver Hawks infielder named Padres manager

Former South Bend Silver Hawks infielder Andy Green was introduced Thursday as the new manager of the San Diego Padres. Green spent the past five seasons coaching in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. After managing rookie-level teams in 2011 and 2012, he took … Continue reading

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