Category Archives: 2013 Playoffs

River Bandits, Astros extend PDC through 2018 season

The Quad Cities River Bandits and the Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract, keeping their affiliation intact through the 2018 season. The extension was announced Tuesday at a joint press conference at Modern  … Continue reading

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Astros make changes to Quad Cities coaching staff

Last year’s Midwest League Manager of the Year, Josh Bonifay, won’t return to the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2016. Nor will Dave Borkowski, who was the team’s pitching coach the past three seasons. The Houston Astros previously said those two coaches … Continue reading

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Mauer to return as Kernels manager in 2016

Jake Mauer will return for a fourth season as skipper of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2016. It will be his ninth season as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. The Kernels reached the playoffs in all three of … Continue reading

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Correa, Fielder win Sporting News awards

Former Midwest League players Carlos Correa and Prince Fielder are among the four Sporting News award winners that were announced Monday. Correa was named SN’s American League Rookie of the Year. The Houston Astros shortstop batted .279 with 22 HR, … Continue reading

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Brewers trade Gomez and Fiers for four prospects

The Milwaukee Brewers traded outfielder Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers to the Houston Astros for four prospects, including three who played with the Quad Cities River Bandits. Both Gomez and Fiers also played in the Midwest League, albeit briefly, … Continue reading

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