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Three recent Midwest Leaguers receive drug suspensions

Three minor-league pitchers who played in the Midwest League during 2016 or 2017 were suspended Friday for violations of baseball’s minor-league drug program.

Daytona Tortugas RHP Brian Hunter is suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Ipamorelin, which increases plasma growth hormone.  119 more words

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Former LumberKings outfielder traded to Cardinals

The Seattle Mariners traded former Clinton LumberKings outfielder Tyler O’Neill to the St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Marco Gonzales on Friday.

O’Neill played 57 games for the LumberKings in 2014, batting .247 with 13 HR and 38 RBI. 55 more words

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LumberKings pitcher traded to Marlins in five-player swap

Clinton LumberKings RHP Brandon Miller is one of four minor-leaguers the Seattle Mariners traded to the Miami Marlins for major-league reliever David Phelps on Thursday. 132 more words

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River Bandits trounce Lugnuts in 20-3 blowout at MWP

Six homers and a nine-run inning were part of the Quad Cities offensive onslaught as the River Bandits trounced the visiting Lansing Lugnuts 20-3 at Modern Woodmen Park on Wednesday. 349 more words

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Angels promote Jahmai Jones to High-A

The Los Angeles Angels promoted their top prospect, outfielder Jahmai Jones, from the Burlington Bees to the High-A Inland Empire 66ers late Wednesday night. 171 more words

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Hiura, Sogard to join Timber Rattlers on Wednesday

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are getting two new players Wednesday: a top Milwaukee Brewers draft pick and a rehabbing major-leaguer.

Keston Hiura, Milwaukee’s top draft pick this year (No. 120 more words

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Ex-MWLers Frazier, Clippard included in seven-player trade

The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees completed a seven-player trade Tuesday that includes two former Midwest Leaguers and a top prospect.

The White Sox sent third baseman Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees for outfielders Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo and pitchers Tyler Clippard and Ian Clarkin. 71 more words

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