Category Archives: Southern League

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

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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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Kernels get familiar face as new manager

The Cedar Rapids Kernels will have a new manager this year for the first time since 2013. But despite being a new skipper, he will be a familiar face to the Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Twins announced … 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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