Category Archives: Charlotte Stone Crabs

Thomas, Franco win top Midwest League awards

The Midwest League announced its year-end award winners Friday, with former Kane County Cougars outfielder Alek Thomas and former Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Wander Franco being named the league’s Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year, respectively. Thomas … Continue reading

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Franco getting promoted to Florida State League

Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Wander Franco — considered by many to be the top prospect in baseball — will be promoted from the Midwest League to the high-A Florida State League, where he will play for the Charlotte Stone … Continue reading

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Former Hot Rods manager returns to skipper BG again

A former Hot Rods skipper will return to Bowling Green this year to manage the team again. Reinaldo Ruiz will manage the Hot Rods after serving as skipper of the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs last year. The Stone Crabs went … Continue reading

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Albernaz replaces Ruiz as Hot Rods manager

Craig Albernaz will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods this year instead of Reinaldo Ruiz, the team announced. Ruiz was slated to return for a fourth season at the helm of the Hot Rods, but the Tampa Bay Rays reassigned … Continue reading

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Reinaldo Ruiz returning as Hot Rods manager

The Tampa Bay Rays announced Wednesday that Reinaldo Ruiz will return as manager of the Bowling Green Hot Rods this coming season. It will be Ruiz’s fourth season at the helm of the Hot Rods, and his ninth year as … Continue reading

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