Russell Martin to announce retirement

May 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Montreal native Russell Martin is set to officially announce his retirement. The veteran catcher, who hasn’t played a big league game since 2019, told Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre during an interview for their La Poche bleue podcast that he’ll make the formal announcement on social... Continue Reading →

Dalton Pompey signs with Guelph Royals of the Intercounty Baseball League

March 25, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) has signed with the Intercounty Baseball League’s Guelph Royals. The deal was announced by the Royals on social media on Thursday. "We are very excited to welcome Dalton to the ball club and into our community," said... Continue Reading →

Andrew Albers signs with Seattle Mariners

Left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Veteran left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, per Steve Adams from MLB Trade Rumors. The Mariners have yet to... Continue Reading →

Canadians Balazovic, Brash on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB prospects list

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-handers Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) and Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.) have cracked Baseball America’s list of the Top 100 MLB Prospects. The updated list was unveiled on Wednesday. Brash, 23, is No. 45 on the list. The 6-foot-1 righty went a combined 6-4 with a 2.31 ERA in... Continue Reading →

Canadian Jim Henderson named Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen coach

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian Jim Henderson has been named the bullpen coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers announced his addition to their coaching staff on Tuesday. The 39-year-old Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) takes over as bullpen coach for former Toronto Blue Jays’ first-round pick Steve Karsay, who recently stepped down to spend... Continue Reading →

Anthopoulos named 2021 Most Influential Canadian in baseball by Canadian Baseball Network

Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.), the Atlanta Braves' World Series-winning GM Official Canadian Baseball Network News Release Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been named the Most Influential Canadian in baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network (CBN). The Montreal native, who became the first Canadian-born general manager to be at the helm of a World... Continue Reading →

Canadian Jack Graney wins the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award

Jack Graney. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada St. Thomas, Ont., native Jack Graney has been named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2022 Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually for broadcasting excellence. With the honour, Graney becomes the first winner of the award... Continue Reading →

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