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Edwards Added To Cubs’ 40-Man Roster

The Chicago Cubs announced Thursday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies pitcher C.J. Edwards has been added to the Major League club’s 40-Man Roster. Thursday was the final day to protect players who were previously not on the 40-man roster from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Edwards […]

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Arodys Vizcaino fires a pitch for the Tennessee Smokies. (Credit: Andrew Green/Tennessee Smokies)

2014 Smokie Arodys Vizcaino Acquired By Braves Via Trade

The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday afternoon a trade with the Atlanta Braves that in part sent 2014 Smokies reliever Arodys Vizcaino to Atlanta. The full details of the trade are below as tweeted out by the Cubs. #Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella and international signing bonus slot #4 from @Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino […]

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Jerry Blevins fires a pitch for the Washington Nationals. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Veras & Blevins Fire Final 1.2 Shutout Frames In Japan

Former Smokies Jose Veras and Jerry Blevins combined for the final 1.2 innings of work in the second game of the Japan All-Star Series. The MLB All-Stars squad fell to Samurai Japan, the country’s national team, by a score of 8-4. Veras (2014) entered the game in the bottom of the eighth after Cubs hurler […]

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In a screengrab from MLB.com, former Smokies pitcher Jeff Beliveau playing for the MLB All-Stars Team in Japan.

Blevins, Veras & Beliveau All See Action In Exhibition Game Of Japan All-Star Series

All three former Smokies who traveled to Japan to participate in the Japan All-Star Series played early this morning in the team’s first exhibition matchup. The MLB All-Stars topped a club that comprised of players from the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants by a score of 8-7. Blevins (2007) entered in a tight spot in […]

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2011 Smokies lefty Jeff Beliveau delivers a pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays. Photo Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Three Smokies Named To MLB Roster For Japan All-Star Series

Major League Baseball announced their finalized roster for the Japan All-Star Series, which will take place in Japan starting next week. Three former Smokies made the cut, including pitchers Jeff Beliveau (2011), Jerry Blevins (2007) and Jose Veras (2014). Beliveau made 41 appearances with the Smokies during the 2011 campaign, posting 6-1 record and 1.89 […]

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Former Smokies Molina, LeMahieu Win Gold Gloves

A pair of former Smokies were honored by Major League Baseball on Tuesday evening with the announcement of the 2014 Gold Glove Awards. 2003 Smokies catcher Yadier Molina won his seventh straight Gold Glove honor at the catcher position, while 2011 Smokies infielder DJ LeMahieu earned his first Gold Glove Award among the National League’s […]

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Edwards Fires Scoreless Inning In AFL Fall Stars Game

2014 Smokies right-hander C.J. Edwards enjoyed a solid inning on the mound during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game on Saturday evening. The 22-year-old yielded a lone hit and did not walk a batter while striking out two during the third frame for the AFL East squad (view box score here). After Atlanta Braves […]

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C.J. Edwards Selected For AFL Fall Stars Game

It was announced on Monday afternoon that 2014 Smokies right-hander C.J. Edwards has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, which will take place this Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The game is usually reserved for the top prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League, […]

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Smokies Players React To Death Of Oscar Taveras

The baseball world was shocked and saddened on Sunday night as word of the passing of St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend spread during Game 5 of the World Series. Taveras was only 22 years old and had just completed his first season in the Major Leagues with the Cards. His […]

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Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors & Uniforms

The Tennessee Smokies Wednesday afternoon revealed their new logos, colors and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season at a press conference at Calhoun’s On The River in downtown Knoxville. The new primary team logo comprises of an intimidating blue bear resting a bat on his back shoulder, with Great Smoky Mountains National Park represented with […]

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