Francis, Morneau to be teammates again in St. Marys

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When left-hander Jeff Francis and slugger Justin Morneau played together on the North Delta Blue Jays in grades 11 and 12, it was Francis who was the team’s cleanup hitter. “I'm going to take that right to the Hall of Fame,” joked Francis, the former Colorado Rockies ace who... Continue Reading →

Canadian Jim Henderson named Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen coach

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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 →

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Canadian National Women’s Team veteran Amanda Asay passes away at age 33

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Photo: Baseball Canada January 9, 2022 Official Baseball Canada News Release OTTAWA – The Baseball Canada family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Women’s National Team member Amanda Asay who succumbed to her injuries following a skiing accident in Nelson, British Columbia. The Prince George, B.C. native was 33... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak's decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award... Continue Reading →

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Report: Detroit Tigers to call up Canadian Jacob Robson

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Detroit Tigers are set to call up Canadian outfielder Jacob Robson, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Robson, who grew up in Windsor, Ont., but was born in London, Ont., has been impressive with the Tigers’ triple-A Toledo Mud Hens this season, posting a .397 on-base... Continue Reading →

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Axford dealt to Brewers by Blue Jays

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays dealt right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in exchange for cash considerations. With the transaction, the Canuck will rejoin the team he began his big league career with in 2009. The Brewers noted in their press release that Axford... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Nick Pivetta, Charles Bronfman, Bartolo Colon

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Atlanta Braves shared in a medical update on Twitter on Saturday that Canadian right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has re-torn his right Achilles tendon. The 23-year-old Canuck felt a pop in his Achilles while walking to the clubhouse... Continue Reading →

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