Category Archives: Florida State League

Blue Jays announce 2017 Lugnuts coaching staff

The Lansing Lugnuts will have a new manager and a new pitching coach for the 2017 season, the Toronto Blue Jays announced Thursday. Cesar Martin takes the helm of the Lugnuts after managing the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays … Continue reading

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Rasmus reportedly agrees to one-year deal with Rays

Free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus reportedly has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Rasmus batted .206 with 15 HR and 54 RBI in 107 games with the Houston Astros last year. He played in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Rays announce 2017 Hot Rods coaching staff

Reinaldo Ruiz will return for a third season as manager of the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2017, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Tuesday. In 2016, Ruiz led the Hot Rods to their best season in team history, notching a … Continue reading

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Former Kernels pitcher dies in car accident

Former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Yorman Landa died Saturday morning in a car accident involving a tree in his native Venezuela. The Minnesota Twins pitching prospect was 22 years old. According to the StarTribune, Landa was one of four passengers … Continue reading

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Ex-Whitecaps catcher to manage West Michigan in 2017

A familiar face will manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2017, but it won’t be the same skipper the team has had the past three seasons. The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that former Whitecaps catcher Mike Rabelo will manage West … Continue reading

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