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Blue Jays sign Santana to minor-league deal

LHP Johan Santana took a step forward in his comeback attempt Thursday by signing a minor-league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Santana hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2012, when he went 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 117 IP for the New York Mets. 91 more words

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Better call Saul? River Bandits did in 1999

It appears AMC has a hit in “Better Call Saul,” the prequel series to “Breaking Bad” that premiered earlier this month. This prompted me to wonder how many men named Saul played professional baseball, and, of course, whether any of them played in the Midwest League. 198 more words

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New South Bend mascot name chosen by fans

An abbreviated automobile name outraced a political moniker as “Stu” was revealed Friday as the name of the South Bend Cubs’ new mascot.

The team asked fans to submit name suggestions and vote on four finalists — Stu, Colfax, Harry Berry and Ben D. 196 more words

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Two former MWL broadcasters land big-league gigs

Two broadcasters who plied their trade in the Midwest League the past few years have gotten called up to the big leagues.

Wayne Randazzo, play-by-play broadcaster for the Kane County Cougars from 2012 to 2014, was hired by WOR-AM as a pregame and postgame host for New York Mets games. 135 more words

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Snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League, Feb. 2015 edition

For baseball fans, there’s a warm feeling associated with the start of spring training. But for those of us in the Midwest, single-digit temperatures and wind chills in the negative teens serve as a not-so-subtle reminder that it is still winter. 232 more words

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Last Weekend in Local Dayton Sports (Feb. 13-15)

Jeff Graupe, Director of Player Development for the Reds, and returning batting coach, Luis Bolivar also spoke with the local media on Friday. Graupe said the team looks to balance the advanced talent of college players with high school players who are more undeveloped. 455 more words

Former MWL manager & player Wendell Kim dead at 64

Former Clinton Giants manager and Decatur Commodores player Wendell Kim died Sunday at age 64. Although reports didn’t list a cause of death, they noted that Kim was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease after retiring in 2005. 387 more words

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