Category Archives: Midwest 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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Mauer to return as Kernels manager in 2015

Jake Mauer will return for a third season as skipper of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2015. It will be his eighth season as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. In 2013, Mauer led Cedar Rapids to the best regular-season … Continue reading

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Cubs announce South Bend coaching staff

Jimmy Gonzalez will manage the South Bend Cubs in 2015, the Chicago Cubs announced today. Gonzalez played 14 seasons in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Houston Astros in June 1991. Mainly a catcher, he played in the … Continue reading

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Chad Tracy to manage Bees in 2015

Chad Tracy — son of former major-league manager Jim Tracy, not the former MLB infielder — will manage the Burlington Bees in 2015, the Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday. Burlington is the first managerial assignment for Tracy, who played nine years in the minor … Continue reading

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Angels and Rays swap former Midwest Leaguers

The Tampa Bay Rays traded OF Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Kevin Jepsen today. Both players are former Midwest Leaguers. Joyce batted .254 with 9 HR and 52 RBI in 140 games with the Rays this … Continue reading

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Kruzel to return as Chiefs manager in 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Joe Kruzel will return as manager of the Peoria Chiefs in 2015. It will be his second season as Chiefs skipper. Kruzel led the Chiefs to a 72-67 record in 2014. The team missed a … 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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