Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

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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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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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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Graham to return as Whitecaps manager in 2015

Andrew Graham will return as manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2015, the Detroit Tigers announced today. It will be his second season at the team’s helm. He led the 2014 Whitecaps to an 82-58 record and a Midwest … Continue reading

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Former Dragon Gregorius traded to Yankees in 3-team trade

Former Midwest Leaguers Didi Gregorius and Domingo Leyba were among the four players swapped as part of a three-team trade involving the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks today. Gregorius goes from Arizona to New York, where he … Continue reading

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Tigers trade Travis to Blue Jays for Gose

The Detroit Tigers traded former West Michigan Whitecaps 2B Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose late Wednesday night. Earlier that day, Baseball America named Travis the top prospect in the Tigers organization. Presumably that honor … Continue reading

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