Category Archives: Tennessee Smokies

Ex-South Bend shortstop Hoerner to jump from AA to majors

The Chicago Cubs reportedly will promote top prospect Nico Hoerner from Double-A to play shortstop at the major-league level. Hoerner — the team’s top draft pick in 2018 — is needed by the big-league club because of several injuries: Javier … 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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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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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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MWL alumni Almora, Gordon have 5-for-5 days

Midwest League alumni Albert Almora and Dee Gordon each turned in a 5-for-5 performance Saturday. Almora’s five hits and an RBI led the Tennessee Smokies to a 7-1 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Chicago Cubs prospect batted .329 … Continue reading

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