The Midwest League will enter the 2017 season with an updated look after league president Dick Nussbaum unveiled a new logo for the 16-team Class A circuit on Wednesday.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods honored their region's rich bourbon and bootlegging history by adopting the name "Bootleggers" for a July 16 game, a celebration that's earned a MiLBY.
Infielder Isan Diaz enjoyed a breakout 2016 season and was named the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year. The 20-year-old is looking to ride that momentum with Salt River.
Nick Senzel, the second overall pick in the 2016 Draft, had a terrific first professional campaign, while recent trade acquisitions also made a major impact on the Cincinnati system.
Former Midwest League president George Spelius died Wednesday night at the age of 83. Spelius, who helped found the Beloit Snappers, led the Class A circuit from 1987 until 2015.