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Sweets Announce Field Staff Members to Join Mutz in 2016

February 11, 2016 - WALLA WALLA, Wash- The Walla Walla Sweets organization announced on Thursday morning the coaching staff joining Frank Mutz in the clubhouse and dugout this coming season. The team is excited to welcome Kyle Wilkerson (Chaminade Prep), Michael Dingilian (Cal Poly), and Mathew Troupe (University of Arizona/CSU-Northridge) will all be part of Mutz' staff, while Nathan Fry (Whitman) remains the most tenured baseball operations team member as he prepares for his 6th season as the team's athletic trainer. Wilkerson, who will jo... Full Story

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Bullfrogs Hire Flolid as General Manager

February 11, 2016 - GREEN BAY, Wisc. - The Green Bay Bullfrogs have hired Seth Flolid as General Manager. Flolid replaces Derek McCarty who recently stepped away for family reasons. Flolid comes from the Beloit Snappers, the Oakland A's Single A affiliate, where he served as General Manager. "I love the community," Flolid said. "There is such a great sense of family surrounding this team and I am happy to be a part of it. I'm obsessed with the spectacle of baseball; I have always wanted to work in the game. This opportunity with the Bullfrog... Full Story

John Shelby Named Isotopes Hitting Coach

February 11, 2016 - The Albuquerque Isotopes announced today that John Shelby will join Glenallen Hill's field staff as hitting coach in 2016. Shelby, 57, enters his first season in the Rockies organization after spending the previous five with the Milwaukee Brewers. Shelby was drafted in the first round (20th overall) of the 1977 January MLB Draft. After an 11-year Major League career, he retired in 1991. In 1,036 games, Shelby compiled a .239 batting average, 70 home runs, and 313 RBI, with stops in Baltimore (1981-87), Los Angeles (1987-9... Full Story

Rockford's new team introduces Rivets nickname

February 11, 2016 - LOVES PARK, Ill. - Rockford's new baseball club has an answer to the oft-asked question of the team nickname - it's the Rivets. Rockford Baseball Properties, which owns and operates the Northwoods League franchise, unveiled the name Thursday at the Women of Today's Manufacturing scholarship fundraiser at the Maun-Nah-Tee-See Club. Rockford, once known as the Screw Capital of the World, at its peak produced thousands of rivets, screws and other fasteners. Rockford's own National Lock was one of the many companies nation... Full Story

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