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Topes Groundkeeper Hired by Minnesota Twins

July 30, 2009 - Pacific Coast League (PCL1) - Albuquerque Isotopes News Release


Albuquerque Isotopes Director of Field Operations Jarad Alley has accepted a position as Assistant Groundskeeper for the Minnesota Twins.

Alley, who has been with the team since its inception in 2003, will join the Twins and be an instrumental part in the installation of the club's new field at Target Park, which is scheduled to open in Minneapolis next season.

Through his seven years with the ‘Topes, Alley oversaw all aspects of the field's maintenance, ensuring that the playing surface was one of the best in the Pacific Coast League. For his efforts, he was named PCL Sports Turf Manager of the Year in each of the last two seasons and last year was declared the best groundskeeper in Triple-A Baseball.

"We're extremely happy and proud that Jarad will get an opportunity to advance his career in Minnesota with the Twins," said Isotopes General Manager John Traub. "We're also extremely grateful for the hard work he put in through seven years to make sure the field at Isotopes Park was consistently pristine. His passion for his work and his attention to detail was a huge asset for our organization and we look forward to watching him excel in Minnesota."

The ‘Topes continue their eight-game homestand tonight with a special TV Giveaway courtesy of Baillios. Tomorrow, the team will close out the homestand with another of its eagerly-anticipated fireworks extravaganzas! Tickets for any Isotopes game may be purchased at the Isotopes Park Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or on-line at www.albuquerquebaseball.com or www.ticketmaster.com.


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