Category Archives: Quad Cities River Bandits

Two more ex-Midwest Leaguers suspended for drug violations

Two former Midwest League players were suspended today for violations of baseball’s drug policy. RHP Kameron Loe and OF Terrell Joyce each received a 50-game penalty after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Loe went 4-3 with a 1.95 ERA, two … Continue reading

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Three Wednesday trades involved ex-Midwest Leaguers

Three trades made by MLB teams Wednesday involve former Midwest League players. The Atlanta Braves traded C/LF Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt to the Houston Astros for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman. Ruiz and … Continue reading

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Brewers announce Timber Rattlers coaching staff

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Matt Erickson will return for a fifth season as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year. The Appleton native has been with the team since serving as its hitting coach in 2009. Since … Continue reading

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Padres, Yankees swap former Midwest League pitchers

The New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres swapped former Midwest League pitchers Monday. The Yankees parted with one of their bullpen arms, RHP Shawn Kelley, to get minor-league righty Johnny Barbato, who pitched in Double-A for the Padres … Continue reading

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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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