Category Archives: California League

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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Whitecaps get three awards at Winter Meetings

The West Michigan Whitecaps were presented with three awards Monday at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. The team received a Minor League Baseball Presidential Citation, a special award presented by MiLB President and CEO Pat O’Conner to recognize … Continue reading

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Former Dragon Gregorius traded to Yankees in 3-team trade

Former Midwest Leaguers Didi Gregorius and Domingo Leyba were among the four players swapped as part of a three-team trade involving the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks today. Gregorius goes from Arizona to New York, where he … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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Almadova, Ratterree awarded MiLB Gold Gloves

Two players who spent a significant part of the 2014 season in the Midwest League were announced as winners of Rawlings Gold Gloves. Rawlings Sporting Goods Company awards nine Gold Gloves (one for each position) to minor-leaguers from the 10 full-season, MLB-affiliated minor … Continue reading

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Three former Loons named Dodgers MiLB players of year

The Los Angeles Dodgers named a trio of former Great Lakes Loons as their top minor-league players of 2014. LHP Julio Urias was named their Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 109 … Continue reading

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Astros name former River Bandits top minor-league players

The Houston Astros announced today that LHP Josh Hader and OF Brett Phillips were their top minor-league players this year. Both are former Quad Cities River Bandits. Hader earned Houston’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year award by going 10-3 with a … Continue reading

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