Category Archives: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Ex-Cubs/MWL skipper Quade to manage Twins’ Triple-A team

Mike Quade, former skipper of the Chicago Cubs and two Midwest League teams, will manage the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, in 2015. He replaces Gene Glynn, who managed Rochester the past three seasons and will be … Continue reading

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Kruzel to return as Chiefs manager in 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Joe Kruzel will return as manager of the Peoria Chiefs in 2015. It will be his second season as Chiefs skipper. Kruzel led the Chiefs to a 72-67 record in 2014. The team missed a … Continue reading

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Timber Rattlers and Brewers extend affiliation through 2020

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced today that their affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers has been extended through the 2020 season. The existing player development contract (PDC) between the two clubs covered the next two seasons, so the extension is for … Continue reading

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A’s trade Donaldson for Lawrie and 3 prospects

The Oakland Athletics traded 3B Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for INF Brett Lawrie and prospects Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto. Donaldson was a catcher for the 2008 Peoria Chiefs, who were affiliated with the Chicago … Continue reading

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Kluber edges out Hernandez for AL Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians RHP Corey Kluber narrowly edged out Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez to win his first Cy Young Award on Wednesday. The 30 first-place votes were split between the two American League hurlers — 17 for Kluber and 13 for King … Continue reading

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Five Rays managerial candidates played in Midwest League

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that 10 managerial candidates will be interviewed as they seek a successor to Joe Maddon, who opted out of his Rays contract and subsequently joined the Chicago Cubs as their new skipper. In alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Former Cougars pitcher Burnett declines Phillies option

Former Kane County Cougars RHP A.J. Burnett declined a player option that would have paid him $12.75 million to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies again next season. The 37-year-old pitcher reportedly decided to become a free agent because he wants … Continue reading

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