Category Archives: 2013 Playoffs

McCullers undergoes elbow surgery, will miss 2019 season

Houston Astros RHP Lance McCullers Jr. — a former Quad Cities hurler — underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season as he recovers. He went 10-6 with a 3.86 … Continue reading

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Christenson added to A’s coaching staff

A former Midwest League player and manager was added to Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin’s coaching staff Thursday. Melvin’s new bench coach is Ryan Christenson, a former major-league outfielder who played for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 1996 and managed … Continue reading

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Ex-TinCaps outfielder Renfroe plates 7 for Padres

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Hunter Renfroe made quite an impression in the first week of his big-league audition with the San Diego Padres, from being intentionally walked in his first MLB plate appearance to driving in seven runs in Tuesday’s game. … Continue reading

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Hot Rods, Rays extend PDC through 2018

The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Tampa Bay Rays extended their player-development contract through the 2018 season, the teams announced Wednesday. The Hot Rods have been affiliated with the Rays for their entire existence, beginning when Bowling Green was … Continue reading

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Gustave makes MLB debut; Devenski gets 1st MLB win

Two former Quad Cities River Bandits pitchers achieved personal firsts in the major leagues as their Houston Astros swept the Minnesota Twins in a doubleheader Thursday. RHP Jandel Gustave made his major-league debut in the first game, pitching the 9th … Continue reading

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