Canadians Bo Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) and Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) each belted their first major league home runs on Wednesday.
Canadian right-hander Michael Soroka has been called up by the Atlanta Braves to make his first MLB start since August 2020.
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a hamstring strain.
Canadian infielder Edouard Julien (Quebec City, Que.) is being called up by the Minnesota Twins, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com.
Junior National Team alum and former big league left-hander Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) will attempt a comeback to play for Canada at the World Baseball Classic. The 38-year-old left-hander hasn’t thrown a pitch or hit in an international competition for Canada since 2019, but given his track record, no one should bet against him.
The Miami Marlins designated Canadian infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc for assignment on Wednesday.
Right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont), shown here with the Junior National Team, became the 13th Canadian to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays when he tossed a scoreless inning against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Photo: Baseball Canada August 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander... Continue Reading →
July 29, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Miami Marlins called up Canadian INF/OF Charles Leblanc as part of a serious of roster moves on Friday. This is the 26-year-old Laval, Que., native’s first promotion to the big leagues. A summary of the Miami Marlins' transactions from Friday. Photo: Marlins/Twitter Leblanc, who is... Continue Reading →
June 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It could be called Canada’s first junior national team, and Bob Davisson, then a naïve, 16-year-old left-hander from Oakbank, Man., was part of it. He recently contacted Baseball Canada to reminisce about that trailblazing squad of 14 teenagers, selected from four provinces, that travelled to Cuba... Continue Reading →
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 →