Richmond, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager Tom Denlinger's efforts in Richmond will allow him to fulfill his dream of becoming a minor league General Manager. Denlinger, a founding member of the Flying Squirrels front office, will be leaving the team to take the helm of the Augusta GreenJackets (A - South Atlantic League). The move will keep him in the Giants' system at the "A" level.
"We couldn't be more excited for Tom and this opportunity with the GreenJackets," said Squirrels' Vice President & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell. "We strive for advancement in every aspect of our organization, and our family members (employees) are no exception. There is no question that Tom will be sorely missed at The Diamond and throughout the community, but we know that his tutelage has positioned others in the organization to step up and fill his very large shoes."
2014 will mark Denlinger's 13th season in minor league baseball, having ascended from the Reading Phillies' internship program, where he started his career. The 33-year old has previously worked in the South Atlantic League, having served on the staff of the Delmarva Shorebirds. He came to Richmond after a highly successful stint as AGM with the Daytona Cubs (Advanced-A - Florida State League). The Paradise, PA, native has become a familiar presence in Richmond, having actively participated in numerous community organizations and initiatives.
"I would like to thank the Richmond Flying Squirrels for a tremendous four years," Denlinger said. "Everyone, including our front office staff, partners and fans have helped me develop personally and professionally to a point that I take this next step with confidence. I have had a lot of Funn in Richmond, and have made countless memories from my time here that I will cherish forever."
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