Category Archives: Texas League

Former MWL manager & player Wendell Kim dead at 64

Former Clinton Giants manager and Decatur Commodores player Wendell Kim died Sunday at age 64. Although reports didn’t list a cause of death, they noted that Kim was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease after retiring in 2005. Kim never reached … Continue reading

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Report: Morales to be new TinCaps manager

The Journal Gazette reported this afternoon that Francisco Morales will manage the Fort Wayne TinCaps this year. Morales was the hitting coach of the Double-A San Antonio Missions last year. Prior to joining the San Diego Padres organization, he coached … Continue reading

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Astros name former River Bandits top minor-league players

The Houston Astros announced today that LHP Josh Hader and OF Brett Phillips were their top minor-league players this year. Both are former Quad Cities River Bandits. Hader earned Houston’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year award by going 10-3 with a … Continue reading

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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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