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Loewen attempting comeback to play in World Baseball Classic, don’t bet against him

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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.

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Marlins call up Canadian Charles Leblanc

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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 →

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Davisson recalls being a part of Canada’s first junior national squad

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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 →

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Russell Martin to announce retirement

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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 →

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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 →

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