Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Former 1B/C Blake Lalli to manage Cougars in 2018

Former first baseman/catcher Blake Lalli, who briefly played in the major leagues for three teams, will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2018. It is the first managerial assignment for Lalli, whose playing career ended this year after 12 seasons … Continue reading

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Three 2017 Midwest League players traded

Three players who were in the Midwest League this year were traded in separate transactions late last week. The Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Curtis Taylor to the Tampa Bay Rays for former closer Brad Boxberger, who led the American League … Continue reading

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Yankees part ways with longtime manager Girardi

The New York Yankees have decided to part ways with longtime manager Joe Girardi, who just completed a four-year contract and his 10th overall season as skipper of the Bronx Bombers. Since taking the reins of the team in 2008, … Continue reading

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Ex-Dragon’s two homers power Yankees past Indians

Former Dayton Dragons shortstop Didi Gregorius homered twice Wednesday to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in the decisive Game 5 of their American League Division Series. The Bronx Bombers were down 0-2 … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs: River Bandits, Dragons advance to next round

The Quad Cities River Bandits and the Dayton Dragons won their respective games Friday, punching their tickets to the second round of the Midwest League playoffs. Neither team won easily. It initially looked like the River Bandits might, as they … Continue reading

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