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    Both Quad-City area players selected in Major League Baseball’s draft last month have signed with their organizations and a third, Ben Beutel, has made his professional debut.

      The Midwest League matchup between Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids in the inaugural MiLB at Field of Dreams Game will likely be a sellout when the teams take the field at the iconic movie site near Dyersville, Iowa, and the game on Aug. 9 is only part of the attraction.

      Former Central DeWitt standout T.J. Sikkema will be pitching for the Quad Cities River Bandits after being dealt to the Kansas City Royals in a four-player trade which sent all-star outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the Yankees.


      NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's goal of an international amateur draft was thwarted again when the players' association rejected management's final offer on Monday and retained direct draft-pick compensation for free agents.

      The Quad Cities River Bandits' William Fleming is adjusting to a new team and organization after being traded in a deal between the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners last month.

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