Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

ICYMI: More MWL coaching assignments announced last week

Six Midwest League teams announced their coaching assignments for 2016 last week. You can find my posts about them by clicking on the team names below. Burlington Bees Fort Wayne TinCaps Great Lakes Loons Lake County Captains Peoria Chiefs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Subscribe … Continue reading

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Kruzel coming back as Chiefs skipper

Joe Kruzel will return for a third season as manager of the Peoria Chiefs this year, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday. Kruzel is 64 victories away from becoming the winningest manager in Chiefs history. He led the team to 72 … Continue reading

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Two ex-MWLers suspended 50 games for drug-policy violations

Triple-A pitchers P.J. Francescon and Joseph Colon were each suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse a second time. Both are former Midwest Leaguers. Francescon pitched for the Peoria Chiefs in 2011 and 2012. In 26 appearances, he … Continue reading

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Former Angels shortstop to manage Dayton Dragons

Former California Angels shortstop Dick Schofield will manage the Dayton Dragons in 2016. This will be Schofield’s third year as a skipper in the Reds organization, after spending the past two seasons managing Cincinnati’s rookie-level affiliate in the Pioneer League, the Billings Mustangs. … Continue reading

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South Bend skipper to stay same in ’16

Jimmy Gonzalez will be back as manager of the South Bend Cubs in 2016. It will be Gonzalez’s second season as South Bend’s manager, and his third year as a skipper in the Chicago Cubs organization. The former catcher’s 14-year minor-league career … Continue reading

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Cueto agrees to 6-year, $130 million deal with Giants

Former Dayton Dragons pitcher Johnny Cueto has agreed to a six-year deal with the San Francisco Giants, reportedly for $130 million and an opt-out option after the 2017 season. Cueto pitched for Dayton in 2006, going 8-1 with a 2.59 ERA, 82 strikeouts … Continue reading

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Three to be inducted into Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame

A former player, a former manager, and a former public-address announcer will be inducted into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame next month. Reggie Sanders, Tom Lawless and Dale Brodt will receive the honor during the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ 20th … Continue reading

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