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Nationals sign former Lugnuts pitcher

The Washington Nationals reportedly have signed RHP Casey Janssen to a one-year deal with a mutual option for the 2016 season.

Janssen, who briefly pitched for the Lansing Lugnuts in 2005, pitched at the major-league level for the Toronto Blue Jays for eight years before becoming a free agent after the 2014 season. 42 more words

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Three former Midwest Leaguers given 50-game bans

Four minor-league players were given 50-game suspensions Thursday after testing positive for banned drugs.

Three of the suspended players are former Midwest Leaguers: Cleveland Indians RHP Duke von Schamann, Minnesota Twins RHP Hudson Boyd and free-agent RHP Chris Capper. 125 more words

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Reds add Corky Miller to Dragons coaching staff

The Dayton Dragons recently announced that former Cincinnati Reds catcher Corky Miller was added to the team’s coaching staff for the 2015 season.

The Reds fan favorite joins manager Jose Nieves, pitching coach Tom Browning and hitting coach Luis Bolivar on the Dayton staff. 203 more words

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'D-Train' Willis signs with Brewers

Former Kane County Cougars LHP Dontrelle “D-Train” Willis reportedly has signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Willis was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2003 and finished second in voting for the NL Cy Young Award in 2005, but his last full season in the major leagues was 2007 with the Florida Marlins. 213 more words

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Hot Rods announce 2015 coaching staff

The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced today that Reinaldo Ruiz will be their manager this year. He spent the past three seasons as hitting coach of the Princeton Rays, rookie-level Appalachian League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. 127 more words

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Reinaldo Ruiz Named Hot Rods' Fifth Manager

Much like the players who have competed for the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays), the managing spot has been one featuring rising names in the Tampa Bay system. 601 more words