Category Archives: Florida State League

Three recent Midwest Leaguers receive drug suspensions

Three minor-league pitchers who played in the Midwest League during 2016 or 2017 were suspended Friday for violations of baseball’s minor-league drug program. Daytona Tortugas RHP Brian Hunter is suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug … Continue reading

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Blue Jays promote Bichette, Guerrero Jr. to High-A

Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have played their last game as members of the Lansing Lugnuts, as the highly-touted Toronto Blue Jays prospects learned Thursday they will move up to High-A Dunedin after they play in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game. … Continue reading

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Sierra singles, makes great play in MLB debut for Cards

A year ago, he was playing in the Midwest League. On Sunday, outfielder Magneuris Sierra made his major-league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sierra batted seventh and started in centerfield, and because the game lasted 14 innings, he made … Continue reading

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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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