Category Archives: Florida State League

Sano to undergo Tommy John surgery

Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to miss the entire 2014 season. Some details from Rhett Bollinger, the Twins beat reporter for MLB.com: Sano … 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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Padres trade pair of former TinCaps to Rays

The biggest news in Major League Baseball today is Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreeing to a 7-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, but that’s not the only news regarding player movement today. There also was a seven-player … Continue reading

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River Bandits promote Chesser to general manager

Quad Cities River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller announced today that Andrew Chesser is the team’s new general manager. Chesser has 10 years of front-office experience in Minor League Baseball and was the River Bandits’ assistant GM the past two seasons. More … Continue reading

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Buxton named Topps Minor League Player of the Year

Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton was announced today as the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, which goes to the Topps Minor League Player of the Year. Buxton played the first half of the season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He hit .341 … Continue reading

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White Sox get two former Hot Rods to complete Crain deal

The Chicago White Sox are getting two former Bowling Green Hot Rods players to complete the July trade that sent RHP Jesse Crain to the Tampa Bay Rays. Crain was on the disabled list with shoulder tendonitis at the time … Continue reading

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River Bandits win Game 1 of MWL Championship Series

The opening game of the 2013 Midwest League Championship Series was a pitchers duel won by the Quad Cities River Bandits on a late-inning single by Rio Ruiz against the South Bend Silver Hawks bullpen. The two starting pitchers — … Continue reading

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Hot Rods clinch playoff berth; Chiefs snap losing streak

The Bowling Green Hot Rods rallied for three runs in the top of the 9th inning Wednesday to beat the South Bend Silver Hawks 4-1 and clinch a playoff berth. They will host either the Silver Hawks or the Fort Wayne TinCaps at … Continue reading

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Allen pitches second Silver Hawks no-hitter of season

It’s been a banner year for pitching in the Midwest League, and more evidence of that was presented Saturday night by the South Bend Silver Hawks, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The highlight, of course, was … Continue reading

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