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Jays' Pardinho has Tommy John surgery

No. 5 prospect dealt with right elbow soreness last season
February 11, 2020

When Eric Pardinho was placed on the Injured List late last season, it was apparently a precautionary measure after he experienced discomfort in his pitching elbow. Now, just weeks away from the start of Spring Training games, it appears the issue is more serious.The fifth-ranked Blue Jays prospect underwent Tommy John

2020 Envisioning: The Lugnuts' Next Pitching Corps

September 24, 2019

Part I of the 2020 previews focused on potential Blue Jays Top 30 prospects coming to Lansing.Part II previewed the potential Lugnuts catchers and infield.Part III previewed the potential Lugnuts outfield.Just to warn you: This is going to be the most difficult of the previews just because of the sheer volume

Captains edge Lugnuts, 5-4

August 1, 2019

EASTLAKE, OH - Griffin Conine belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Johnny Aiello swatted a two-run homer in the ninth, but the Lansing Lugnuts (19-20, 51-57) came up just short in a 5-4 loss to the Lake County Captains (21-18, 61-47) on Thursday night at Classic Park.The

Encore: Lugnuts steamroll 'Caps again

July 26, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. - After suffering an excruciating loss in the series opener, the Lansing Lugnuts (17-16, 49-53) enjoyed their second consecutive rout of the West Michigan Whitecaps (13-20, 34-68), 9-1, taking the rubber match of the three-game series on Friday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.The Lugnuts improved to 9-4

Danner dinger backs Nuts' five-hit shutout

July 14, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. - Hagen Danner broke a scoreless deadlock with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Lansing Lugnuts (13-10, 45-47) blanked the Cedar Rapids Kernels (13-10, 52-41), 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.The Lugnuts improved to 6-2 with one game

Captains avoid sweep, shutting out Lugs

July 9, 2019

EASTLAKE, OH -Eric Pardinho struck out five in five innings in his second Midwest League started, but Alex Royalty outdueled him with six scoreless innings, helping the Lake County Captains (11-7, 51-36) beat the Lansing Lugnuts (9-9, 41-46), 2-0, on Monday night at Classic Park.The Lugnuts won two of three

Nuts rally to stun Loons on Neal 9th-inning double

July 2, 2019

MIDLAND, Mich. - Down 3-0 entering the seventh inning, the Lansing Lugnuts (5-7, 37-44) rallied to seize a 4-3 victory over the Great Lakes Loons (6-6, 49-30) on D.J. Neal's two-run double in the ninth in the opener of a four-game home-and-home series on Tuesday night at Dow Diamond.The Lugnuts

Phenom Pardinho joins Lugnuts

18-year-old Brazilian to start tonight at Great Lakes
July 2, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, pitcher Eric Pardinho has been assigned to the Lansing Lugnuts from Rookie-level Gulf Coast League while pitcher Mike Pascoe has been transferred to Short-Season A Vancouver.Pardinho, 18, was signed to a $1.4 million contract on July 2, 2017, making him

Blue Jays promote Pardinho to Class A

No. 99 overall prospect joining full-season club for first time
July 2, 2019

On July 2, 2017, Eric Pardinho signed with the Blue Jays for $1.4 million coming out of Brazil. Exactly two years later, he is headed to a full-season club for the first time.The Blue Jays promoted the No. 99 overall prospect to the Class A Lansing roster ahead of his

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 22

Ray collects three extra-base hits; Duplantier returns to mound
July 23, 2018

Theme of the dayPower in Triple-A: If it didn't get a full write-up here from's Nathan Brown, Tyler O'Neill's three-homer game for Triple-A Memphis may have featured in the "Unexpected" portion of this story. That's not because it was a surprise to see's No. 50 overall prospect go

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 3

Padres' Naylor tees off twice; Jays' Pardinho stays hot at the start
July 4, 2018

Theme of the dayPitching, pitching and more pitching: This is meant to be the week of fireworks across the United States, and in baseball, fireworks are most closely associated with offense -- and lots of it. Except no one told some prominent pitchers across the Minor Leagues on Tuesday. No.