Category Archives: Southern League

J.D. Martinez trade includes two ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Detroit Tigers traded outfielder J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, getting a trio of minor-league infielders in return. Two of those infielders — Dawel Lugo and Sergio Alcantara — are former Midwest Leaguers. The third one, middle … Continue reading

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Ex-Kernels pitcher earns win in MLB debut

Former Cedar Rapids Kernels righty Felix Jorge pitched five innings and got the win in his major-league debut for the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Jorge started the second game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. He gave up three … Continue reading

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O’Reilly, Sanchez named Midwest League players of the week

Peoria Chiefs RHP Mike O’Reilly and Bowling Green Hot Rods outfielder Jesus Sanchez respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of June 5 to 11. O’Reilly made one start during that … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 All-Star Game, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Dayton Dragons, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks, Southern League | Leave a comment

Bolivar promoted to manager of Dayton Dragons

Luis Bolivar, who served as hitting coach for the Dayton Dragons the past three seasons, will manage the Midwest League team in 2017, the Cincinnati Reds announced Thursday. It is Bolivar’s first regular-season assignment as a manager, though the former … Continue reading

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Ex-TinCaps outfielder traded twice in one afternoon

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Mallex Smith was traded twice Wednesday, going from the Atlanta Braves to the Seattle Mariners to the Tampa Bay Rays in one afternoon, with only 77 minutes separating the two transactions. Both trades involving Smith also … Continue reading

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