Category Archives: Appalachian League

Dozier agrees to 4-year, $20 million deal with Twins

Former Beloit Snappers SS Brian Dozier has agreed to a 4-year, $20 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, covering what would have been his arbitration-eligible years but not delaying his possible free agency after the 2018 season. Dozier, the Twins’ … Continue reading

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Hot Rods announce 2015 coaching staff

The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced today that Reinaldo Ruiz will be their manager this year. He spent the past three seasons as hitting coach of the Princeton Rays, rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Ruiz spent … Continue reading

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River Bandits get new manager for 2015

Josh Bonifay, who managed the rookie-level Greeneville Astros the past two seasons, will be the new skipper of the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2015. Bonifay was the Appalachian League Manager of the Year in 2013, when he led Greeneville … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits and LumberKings

This fifth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the two MWL teams located closest to each other, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Clinton LumberKings. (You can find links to the previous parts … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Lugnuts and Dragons

This fourth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Lansing Lugnuts and the Dayton Dragons. You can find my first three preview posts here, here and here. There are a variety of reasons why people … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Chiefs, Silver Hawks and Loons

This third installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs, the South Bend Silver Hawks and the Great Lakes Loons. You can find the previous two installments here and here. The Peoria Chiefs … Continue reading

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Johns named Hot Rods manager

Michael Johns will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2014. It will be his seventh year in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, his fifth as a manager, and his first managing at a full-season level. He was skipper of the Hudson … Continue reading

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