Category Archives: Appalachian League

Top Twins SS prospect Gordon headlines Kernels roster

The initial Cedar Rapids Kernels roster for the 2015 season features four players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Minnesota Twins prospects, with the most notable one being last year’s 5th overall draft pick, Nick Gordon. As I … Continue reading

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Top Blue Jays SS prospect Urena headlines Lugnuts roster

Five players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Toronto Blue Jays prospects are on the Lansing Lugnuts roster, including the organization’s top shortstop prospect, Richard Urena. This is the first full-season club assignment for Urena, who played all … Continue reading

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Hot Rods get Honeywell and two first-round draft picks

Bowling Green Hot Rods fans are likely to see some screwballs at the ballpark this year. I’m not talking about the players on the roster, though it’s possible some of them qualify, too. I’m referring to the screwball pitch thrown by … Continue reading

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White Sox sign Baldwin; Gordon slated for Cedar Rapids?

In 2001, the Chicago White Sox traded RHP James Baldwin to the Los Angeles Dodgers. This week, the White Sox signed his son, OF James Baldwin III, who recently was released by the Dodgers. I like the reverse symmetry of those … Continue reading

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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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