Category Archives: Texas League

River Bandits extend PDC with Astros through 2016

In a joint press conference held Tuesday at Modern Woodmen Park, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Houston Astros announced¬†a two-year extension of their player development contract (PDC), which now runs through the 2016 season. Previously teamed with the … Continue reading

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Top Astros prospect Correa suffers leg injury

Houston Astros prospect Carlos Correa — one of two No. 1 overall draft picks to play with the Quad Cities River Bandits last year — suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury sliding into third base on an … Continue reading

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Taveras homers in MLB debut

Top St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras made his long-awaited MLB debut today, and he didn’t disappoint. Taveras¬†blasted a 418-foot homer off San Francisco Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit in the bottom of the 5th inning. The solo shot earned him … Continue reading

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Padres trade pair of former TinCaps to Rays

The biggest news in Major League Baseball today is Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreeing to a 7-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, but that’s not the only news regarding player movement today. There also was a seven-player … Continue reading

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More former Midwest Leaguers on the move (and other news)

Two more former Midwest League players were traded before today’s deadline: RHP Kyle Smith and RHP Matt Stites. (Read my related posts here and here.) The Royals traded Smith to the Astros for OF Justin Maxwell. Smith pitched for the … Continue reading

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Cougars snap losing streak with big comeback

I finally got to see Chicago Cubs prospect Albert Almora in action Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint. In fact, the Kane County Cougars as a whole looked good offensively that day; it was their defense and starting pitching that didn’t … Continue reading

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2011 Midwest League MVP Rymer Liriano out for 2013 season

Rymer Liriano, a San Diego Padres top prospect, is out for the 2013 season after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow while playing long toss in the Dominican Republic in late December. He will undergo Tommy John … Continue reading

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