Category Archives: Southern League

Ex-South Bend shortstop Hoerner to jump from AA to majors

The Chicago Cubs reportedly will promote top prospect Nico Hoerner from Double-A to play shortstop at the major-league level. Hoerner — the team’s top draft pick in 2018 — is needed by the big-league club because of several injuries: Javier … Continue reading

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Astros announce River Bandits coaching staff

The Quad Cities River Bandits will have a new manager for the upcoming season, the Houston Astros announced Thursday. QC’s new skipper is Ray Hernandez, who was the development coach for Houston’s Triple-A affiliate last year. He was the pitching coach … Continue reading

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Mariners acquire ex-Dragons infielder in 3-team trade

The Seattle Mariners acquired former Dayton Dragons infielder Shed Long in a three-team trade also involving the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees. In addition to the Mariners getting Long, the Reds received major-league RHP Sonny Gray and minor-league … Continue reading

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Bolivar returning for third season as Dragons manager

Luis Bolivar will return this year for a third season as manager of the Dayton Dragons, the Cincinnati Reds announced Wednesday. In addition to managing the team the past two seasons, Bolivar also has been Dayton’s hitting coach (from 2014 … Continue reading

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Big-leaguer’s brother named new Cougars manager

A former hitting coach and brother of a current major-league player was named the new manager of the Kane County Cougars on Tuesday. Vince Harrison, older brother of current free-agent big-leaguer Josh Harrison (who played for the 2008-09 Peoria Chiefs), … Continue reading

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