Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Dontrelle Willis retires again

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that LHP Dontrelle Willis is ending his latest comeback bid, opting to retire after a stiff neck prevented him from pitching in his first Spring Training game for the team last week. If that sounds … Continue reading

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Ryne and Jared Sandberg in the Midwest League

Yesterday the Philadelphia Phillies tweeted the above photo of their skipper, Ryne Sandberg, and his nephew Jared Sandberg, who manages in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. This is as good as any reason to write about them both managing in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League, Feb. 2015 edition

For baseball fans, there’s a warm feeling associated with the start of spring training. But for those of us in the Midwest, single-digit temperatures and wind chills in the negative teens serve as a not-so-subtle reminder that it is still … Continue reading

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Padres announce TinCaps coaching staff

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be managed by Francisco Morales this year, the San Diego Padres announced today. “I’m excited to be joining the Fort Wayne community and to work with the TinCaps family,” Morales said in a press release. … Continue reading

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Dodgers announce new Loons manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luis Matos will manage the Great Lakes Loons this year. From the Loons’ press release: Matos fills the vacancy left when Bill Haselman, the Loons manager in 2014 , … Continue reading

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Report: Morales to be new TinCaps manager

The Journal Gazette reported this afternoon that Francisco Morales will manage the Fort Wayne TinCaps this year. Morales was the hitting coach of the Double-A San Antonio Missions last year. Prior to joining the San Diego Padres organization, he coached … Continue reading

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Padres announce minor-league roving coordinators

The Padres have yet to announce the Fort Wayne TinCaps coaching staff, but fans of San Diego’s Midwest League affiliate now know some faces to keep a look out for during the 2015 season. From a Padres press announcement released Wednesday: The San … Continue reading

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