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Julio Vinas Returns to the Magic City to Lead Barons in 2017

November 16, 2016 - Birmingham, AL - The Chicago White Sox announced today that Julio Vinas will return to the Birmingham Barons for his second stint as manager for the 2017 season. Former MLB pitcher Jose Bautista is set to take over as pitching coach and former Barons catcher Cole Armstrong will be the new hitting coach. James Kruk returns as head athletic trainer, and Tim Rodmaker will once again be the Barons strength and conditioning coach. Vinas enters his fourth season as Barons manager after leading Birm... Full Story

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Barons Named 2016 MiLB Team of the Year by Ballpark Digest

November 11, 2016 - Birmingham, AL - The Birmingham Barons are excited to announce that Ballpark Digest has named the organization the 2016 MiLB Team of the Year. Ballpark Digest is a website that covers the business and culture of baseball and each year they recognize notable achievements in the baseball industry through its awards. It is the first time the Barons have been awarded this prestigious honor. Since moving back to downtown Birmingham, the Barons have welcomed over 1.6 million fans to Regions Field i... Full Story

DeMichele Delivers Second Straight Gold Glove

September 26, 2016 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Birmingham Barons and Minor League Baseball are excited to announce that second baseman Joey DeMichele has been named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner for the second consecutive season. DeMichele, 25, also won the award last season for his stellar defensive play last season, and becomes the first player since infielder Jordan Lennerton (2013-14) to win the award in two straight seasons. "Congratulations to Joey on back-to-back gold gloves," Chicago White Sox Dire... Full Story

Barons to Host Annual MiLB Promo Seminar

September 19, 2016 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Birmingham Barons are excited to host Minor League Baseball's annual promotional seminar September 27-29 at the Sheraton Birmingham as well as Children's Hospital, Rickwood Field, and Regions Field. "We are honored to once again host one of Minor League Baseball's premier events: the Promotional Seminar," Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson said. "This annual event attracts the brightest minds in Minor League Baseball. It's an incredible opportunity to learn what other... Full Story

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