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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. 201 more words

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers McCurry, Yates traded to new teams

A pair of former Midwest League players were traded in separate transactions Wednesday.

The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Brendan McCurry to the Houston Astros for infielder Jed Lowrie. 170 more words

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Riordan to return as Snappers manager in 2016

Fran Riordan will return as manager of the Beloit Snappers in 2016, the Oakland Athletics announced Monday.

Riordan spent 14 years managing in independent leagues (mostly in the Frontier League) before he joined the A’s organization in 2014.  230 more words

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First snowbound stadium photos of the season!

Longtime readers of this blog (and my Twitter account) know I enjoy sharing photos of snow-covered baseball fields, especially Midwest League ones. After a snowstorm blanketed parts of the upper Midwest over the weekend, this is the perfect time for this season’s first edition of “Snowbound Stadiums of the Midwest League!” 116 more words

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Former Kernels help Scottsdale win AFL title game

Several Minnesota Twins prospects who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels helped the Scottsdale Scorpions win the Arizona Fall League championship title Saturday.

The biggest contribution came from 2013 Kernels outfielder Adam Brett Walker II, who drove in three runs in Scottsdale’s 6-4 win over the Surprise Saguaros. 543 more words

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers get new teams late in week

Several ex-Midwest Leaguers changed teams late this week thanks to moves made on Thursday and Friday.

A’s swap Chavez for Hendriks

The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Liam Hendriks on Friday. 292 more words

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Ex-Chiefs catcher Donaldson wins AL MVP Award

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson won the American League Most Valuable Player Award, getting 23 of 30 first-place votes and 385 total points from Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters. 291 more words

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