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Minor League News and Notes: Hires, New Free Agents

A few minor league notes from today:

  • Joe Capozzi from The Palm Beach Post reported that former Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez will be the new Manager of the Carolina Mudcats, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Rodriguez resigned as Marlins manager in June of 2011 after starting the season 32-39
  • Mark Gonzales from the Chicago Tribune reports that the White Sox remain interested in Australian pitching prospect Shane Lindsay.
  • Adam Rubin over at ESPN reports that some Mets minor league players have cleared waivers and will become free agents, including Jason Pridie.
  • Jon Morosi from Fox Sports reported that former Oakland Athletics Bench Coach Joel Skinner will become the AAA Coach for the White Sox affiliates.
  • Greg Schaum, beat writer for the Royals reports that Minor Leaguer Mario Santiago will be playing in Japan next season
  • Former standout prospects Craig Kimbel and Jeremy Hellickson now both have a full big league season under their belts as well as some hardware to add to their mantles at home winning their respective Rookie of the Year Awards.