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New signage and snow at Kane County's ballpark

The Kane County Cougars held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the renaming of their ballpark.

Originally called Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium when it opened in 1991, and known as Fifth Third Bank Ballpark the past five seasons, the home of the Cougars is now Northwestern Medicine Field thanks to a new five-year naming rights deal. 92 more words

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Blue Jays promote Lansing's pitching coach

The Lansing Lugnuts’ pitching coach reportedly has gotten a promotion.

Baseball reporter John Lott reported Monday that the Toronto Blue Jays promoted Jeff Ware, Lansing’s pitching coach the past two seasons, to the position of minor-league pitching coordinator, replacing Sal Fasano. 166 more words

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Ex-Captains skipper is BA's MiLB Manager of the Year

Akron RubberDucks skipper Dave Wallace was named Baseball America‘s Minor League Manager of the Year on Wednesday. Among his qualifications: leading Akron to the Eastern League championship title despite losing 12 consecutive games during the regular season. 256 more words

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Former Midwest League MVP signs with Giants

Former Midwest League MVP Wynton Bernard recently signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants.

The Giants are Bernard’s third MLB team. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2012 and played in their farm system until being released in January 2014. 204 more words

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Ex-Cards farmhand named new Chiefs manager

Former St. Louis Cardinals minor-leaguer Chris Swauger, who played in the Midwest League in 2009, will manage the Peoria Chiefs in 2017.

Swauger will take the reins from Joe Kruzel, who became… 129 more words

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Midwest League unveils new logo

The Midwest League unveiled its new logo Wednesday, replacing one that was used for 32 years.

“While the existing Midwest League logo served the league well, we, as a league, decided to create an updated identity going into our 71st season,” Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum said. 217 more words

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Ex-Quad Cities outfielder Jay signs with Cubs

Free-agent outfielder Jon Jay agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Jay began his professional playing career in the Midwest League. 128 more words

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