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Mientkiewicz Returns for 2019; Hessman Joins Coaching Staff

December 13, 2018 - TOLEDO, OH- The defending IL West Division Champs manager, Doug Mientkiewicz, will return to lead the Toledo Mud Hens for the 2019 season. Mike Hessman, Mud Hens and Minor League Baseball's home run king will join the team as hitting coach. Completing the Hens coaching staff are Juan Nieves as pitching coach and Basilio Cabrera as third base coach. Doug Mientkiewicz, manager Mientkiewicz was born in Toledo and raised in Florida. 2018 was his first year with Toledo where he guided the Hens to the International League We... Full Story

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Lance Parrish Returns as Whitecaps Manager

December 13, 2018 - COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Former Detroit Tigers catcher Lance Parrish will return as the Whitecaps Manager in 2019, the team announced in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. In Parrish's first season in West Michigan the team had a 69-70 overall record and made the playoffs as the second-half wild card with a win over Ft. Wayne on the last day of the season. The Whitecaps swept the Great Lakes Loons in the first round of the playoffs and fell the eventual league champions, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, in the Easter... Full Story

Boles to Manage Binghamton Rumble Ponies

December 12, 2018 - BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are proud to name Kevin Boles as the team's manager for the 2019 season. A veteran Minor League instructor with nearly two decades of managing experience, Boles joins the New York Mets organization after spending the last eleven seasons managing in the Boston Red Sox system. "It is an honor to join the organization and I'm very excited to get started," said Boles. "We will do our best to develop championship-quality players for the New York Mets." Boles, 43, will take the r... Full Story

Andrew Knapp and Phillie Phanatic Added to Phillies Caravan

December 12, 2018 - (Reading, PA) - Current Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp and the Phillie Phanatic will join current Phillies outfielder Dylan Cozens and pitcher Nick Pivetta for the Phillies Caravan on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Dr. Richard Kratz will be crowned the 2019 King of Baseballtown. More special guests from the Phillies are expected to be announced at a later date. Knapp has been with the Phillies for two seasons, making his major league debut at the age of 25 against the Cincinnati Reds on April... Full Story

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