After a flurry of trades in the beginning of July, the remainder of the month was looking quiet. But as injuries stacked up and wild card races heated up, several trades were triggered in the last week of July just before the deadline.
The action started on July 26, when the Toronto Nomads confirmed a deal with the Detroit Motorheads that sent promising prospect infielder Ronnie van der Wal – the “Flying Dutchman” – right-handed reliever Glen Talbert, and 21-year-old prospect Matt Hagopian to the Motorheads in return for slugger Brian Chambliss and infielding prospect Jose Rodriguez. Continue reading “Trade Winds Blow at Deadline”
Rimouski learned tonight that star pitching fixture William Febres, acquired in a February trade with Detroit, will possibly miss the rest of 2018 with shoulder inflammation that flared up during an appearance against his former team tonight in the Motor City.
Febres left after completing 5.0 innings, and had been on fire all night, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk, and no runs scored. He had struck out 5 Detroit batters. He is expected to miss three months, meaning that it’s possible he could return for the playoffs should Rimouski make a reappearance in the postseason. Continue reading “Febres, Smokem Possibly Gone for Year”
The books are closed on Week #5 of the regular season, and the Rimouski Fighting Moose have surged to the top of the LL East standings in what has been a roller-coaster ride so far in that division this season. The Moose are 20-12 at the close of the first trimester of baseball, two games ahead of the Toronto Nomads, who held the lead for the early weeks.
Last week, the Moose completed a four-game sweep of the Boston Brawlers, and after a rare Saturday rest day, they opened a home stand against rivals Montreal with a 2-1 comeback win yesterday. Continue reading “Fighting Moose in Fighting Form as Week 5 Closes”
In what can only be described as a terrible blow for the Detroit Motorheads playoff chances this season, Jesus ‘Pincho’ Modica will miss the rest of 2018 and much of the following season, after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm during a spring training game against Boston today.
The 32-year-old right handed reliever will miss at least 13 months as he will likely have Tommy John surgery, and then spend several months recovering and rehabilitating. Continue reading “Detroit’s Modica Out for Season”
Minor League News
Although the end of the preliminary round is still weeks away, the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) already has two emerging power teams that are seemingly locks for the playoff round when it starts February 20. The Algiers Berbers, which is made up of minor league players contributed by the Nevada Speeders and the Battle Creek […]
The Short Season A-level Milk League, which wrapped up play on August 17, and did not have a playoff, but previously announced the season champions as the Aurora Swashbucklers, has announced their player awards for 2017.
The books have closed on the first month of play in the Cow League, and all teams have completed their first 11 games of an 82-game schedule. So far, some clear early leaders and laggers have emerged, such as the hot-hitting Hillsborough Dinos (California) and Gatineau Devil Bears (Battle Creek), both of whom are leading […]