Category Archives: Quad Cities River Bandits

Erickson returning for 6th year as Timber Rattlers manager

Matt Erickson will return for a sixth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as Timber Rattlers hitting coach for two … 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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Hoffman falls 34 votes short of HOF election

Former Cedar Rapids Reds pitcher Trevor Hoffman — whose 601 major-league saves are second only to Mariano Rivera’s 652 — fell short of election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Although he has … Continue reading

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Astros make changes to Quad Cities coaching staff

Last year’s Midwest League Manager of the Year, Josh Bonifay, won’t return to the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2016. Nor will Dave Borkowski, who was the team’s pitching coach the past three seasons. The Houston Astros previously said those two coaches … 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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Appel, Velasquez among those traded for Giles

Three former Quad Cities River Bandits pitchers, including 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel, were among five players traded by the Houston Astros for reliever Ken Giles, who was Philadelphia’s closer after the Phillies traded Jonathan Papelbon in … Continue reading

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Shelby Miller trade includes four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired All-Star pitcher Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves as part of a five-player trade that included four former Midwest Leaguers. The Diamondbacks received Miller and minor-league pitcher Gabe Speier in exchange for outfielder Ender Inciarte, pitching … Continue reading

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