Category Archives: Southern League

Ex-Hot Rods catcher Ciuffo suspended for drug violation

Major League Baseball announced four drug-related suspensions Saturday, with one former Midwest League player among the punished. Tampa Bay Rays catching prospect Nick Ciuffo, who played for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2015, was banned 50 games for a … Continue reading

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Former Cedar Rapids hurler Hoffman elected to Hall of Fame

Trevor Hoffman, who pitched for the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1991, is the eighth former Midwest Leaguer to be elected as a player into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hoffman received 79.9 percent of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America … Continue reading

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Ex-MLB reliever Doug Jones pitched well for Bees in ’79

The U.S. Senate election in Alabama on Tuesday pitted Democrat Doug Jones against Republican Roy Moore, with Jones coming away with a narrow win. That made me think of former MLB reliever Doug Jones, who pitched for the Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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Toby Gardenhire to manage Cedar Rapids in 2018

(Read my update to this post here.) A Gardenhire will be managing for the Minnesota Twins again next year. Multiple reports say Toby Gardenhire will manage the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2018. He is the son of Detroit Tigers manager … Continue reading

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Tigers trade Upton to Angels for pitching prospect

Looking to fill a void in left field, the Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, parting with pitching prospect Grayson Long and a player to be named later or cash considerations in … Continue reading

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