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Thunder at Slugger Tickets On Sale Now

January 21, 2022

LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Louisville Bats today announced that tickets for the annual Thunder at Slugger game on April 23 are on sale now at batsbaseball.com. Individual tickets for the event begin at just $29 and give fans access to the Bats baseball game at 2:05 p.m., the world-renowned airshow

Kelly Returns As Bats Skipper For 2022 Season

January 11, 2022

LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Louisville Bats today announced their coaching staff for the upcoming 2022 Triple-A baseball season. The staff is headed by returning manager Pat Kelly and features pitching coach Seth Etherton, hitting coach Alex Pelaez, bench coach Dick Schofield, game planning/outfield coach Mike Jacobs, athletic trainer Steve Gober,

Reds Farm System Reaches Top 10 in Rankings

January 11, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – MLB.com recently ranked the Cincinnati Reds as the No. 5 “most improved farm system” following the 2021 season. The rankings were powered by Cincinnati jumping from the No. 20 overall system ranking prior to the 2021 campaign to MLB's No. 10 ranking following the conclusion of the

Offseason Roster Update

December 21, 2021

Despite Major League transactions being on hold, roster moves at the Minor League level are eligible for filing during the current lockout. The following is a list of key players from the 2021 Louisville Bats squad who have signed with or were claimed by another team for the 2022 season,

Bats Infield Duo Stars in Winter Leagues

December 15, 2021

LOUISILLE, KY – Louisville Bats infielders Francisco Urbaez and Brian Rey have starred in the Winter Leagues this offseason. The pair of somewhat under-the-radar prospects reached Triple-A Louisville late in 2021 and have ranked among the top five hitters in their respective league as the Winter schedule winds to a

Bats Schedule to Remain Unchanged with MLB Lockout

December 2, 2021

With the MLB lockout beginning Thursday, the Cincinnati Reds have provided the following statement for the upcoming season: “While we remain hopeful there will be a full 2022 Major League season without disruption, the upcoming minor league season will be unaffected. The Reds will continue to hold minicamps, minor league

Galiette Promoted To Bats Team President

December 1, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today announced that Louisville native Greg Galiette has been promoted from Executive Vice President to President of the Louisville Bats Baseball Club. Galiette is in his 38th year with the Louisville Bats entering the 2022 baseball season. He began his career in the Louisville

Bats 2nd-Most Watched Team In Minor League Baseball In 2021

November 1, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats were the second-most watched team on Minor League Baseball’s game streaming platform, MiLB.TV, for the 2021 season, according to metrics obtained by Minor League Baseball. Based on total “unique viewers” for the entirety of the 2021 season, Louisville ranked second behind only fellow Triple-A

Meet Santa, Enjoy Breakfast at Louisville Slugger Field

November 2, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – Tour the clubhouses, enjoy breakfast and meet Santa Claus at Louisville Slugger Field each Saturday in December until Christmas for the team’s first-ever “Breakfast with Santa” event. Fans can participate in Breakfast with Santa this holiday season for just $25 per person. Tickets include breakfast for each

Marvel, MiLB to Launch Defenders of the Diamond Program

October 13, 2021

CHICAGO – Minor League Baseball (MiLB) today announced a three-year partnership with Marvel Entertainment that will feature exclusive content and events at participating ballparks – including Louisville Slugger Field – beginning during the 2022 season. As part of the “Defenders of the Diamond” event series, the Bats will host a

Reds Announce Minor League Awards

November 30, 2021

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds announced during Thanksgiving break that the following Louisville Bats players have been named award-winners for the Reds’ Minor League system for the 2021 season: Player of the Year – Jose Barrero Hitter of the Year – Alejo Lopez Pitcher of the Year – Dauri Moreta

Greene Donates Thousands of New Cleats to Youth Players

November 29, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Louisville Bats star pitcher Hunter Greene gave away 3,000 pairs of new baseball cleats (each valued around $100) to local kids and high school baseball players near his hometown in Los Angeles. “I’m doing this because I have the platform to be able to give back,” Greene

Bats Position Review: Infielders

November 18, 2021

(By Josh Romans/Louisville Bats) The Louisville Bats featured a franchise-record 79 players during the 2021 season – 10 more than any previous campaign in team history. As the organization shifts into offseason mode, BatsBaseball.com review and highlight each set of positions (infielders, outfielders, catchers, rotation and bullpen) from Louisville’s busy

Crook, Bell & De Leon Among Free Agents

November 11, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – Fourteen players from the 2021 Louisville Bats team have been declared free agents, headlined by fan-favorites and walkoff heroes Narciso Crook, Brantley Bell and Michael De Leon. (click here to see the full list of MiLB free agents, per Baseball America) Crook, 26, burst onto the scene

Louisville Native, Bats Alum Duvall Wins World Series with Braves

November 3, 2021

HOUSTON – Former Louisville Bats slugger Adam Duvall won a World Series title Wednesday night with the Atlanta Braves’ 7-0 shutout win over the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the Fall Classic at Minute Maid Park. Duvall and the Braves defeated fellow Bats alum OF Jose Siri, who appeared

Greene, Lodolo Top Prospect Pool for Reds New Director of Pitching

November 1, 2021

(By Josh Romans/Louisville Bats) LOUISVILLE, KY – Last Thursday, Reds Vice President and General Manager, Nick Krall, announced that Cincinnati Pitching Coach Derek Johnson will assume the additional role of Director of Pitching for the organization – A role which will heavily influence the development of the pitching staff of

Bats Alum Duvall Blasts Grand Slam in World Series

November 1, 2021

COBB COUNTY, GA – Former Louisville Bats slugger Adam Duvall blasted a grand slam in the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series to help vault the Atlanta Braves to a four-run lead in an eventual 9-5 loss to the Houston Astros Sunday night at Truist Park. Duvall

Siri Helps Houston Pile On In Game 2 of World Series

October 28, 2021

HOUSTON – Former Bats outfielder Jose Siri helped the Houston Astros pile on a four-run second inning against the Atlanta Braves in a 7-2 win in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Siri flashed his speed, legging out a slow roller to second baseman

Former Bat Duvall Homers in World Series

October 27, 2021

HOUSTON – Former Louisville Bats slugger Adam Duvall blasted a two-run homer in Game 1 of the World Series to help power the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Duvall, who belted four homers in 25 games with the Bats

Former Bats Duvall, Siri to Play in World Series

October 26, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Bats alumni Adam Duvall (Atlanta Braves) and Jose Siri (Houston Astros) are set to play in the 2021 World Series beginning tonight at 8:09 p.m. EST in Houston. The slugger Duvall hit five homers in 25 games with the Bats during the 2015 season. He then

Four Bats Players in Fall League

October 25, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – Four players from the 2021 Louisville Bats team are continuing their development in the prestigious Arizona Fall League this offseason. Outfielder Drew Mount and pitchers Michael Byrne, Eddy Demurias and Jacques Pucheu will suit up with the Surprise Saguaros through the team’s month-plus schedule from Oct. 13

Kelly Praises Resilience of 2021 Bats Squad

October 15, 2021

[By Josh Romans/Louisville Bats] LOUISVILLE, KY -- Following the cancellation of the 2020 MiLB season, fans weren’t the only ones who were happy to be back at the ballpark for Bats baseball. Team skipper Pat Kelly, who has spent more than 30 years in the routine of coaching baseball each

Trick-Or-Treat At Louisville Slugger Field

October 13, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats are treating families to a night of Halloween fun at Louisville Slugger Field for the first-ever Trick-or-Treat at the Ballpark on Friday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. The holiday festivities will include trick-or-treating on the concourse, a costume contest with prizes for

Friedl Named Mary E. Barney MVP Award Winner

October 6, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today announced that outfielder TJ Friedl has been named the winner of the team’s Mary E. Barney MVP Award for the 2021 season. Friedl, 26, made his Triple-A debut with the Bats this season and hit .264 (102-for-386) with 59 runs scored, 32 extra-base

Bats 2021 Finale Cancelled in Columbus

October 3, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats today announced the 2021 season finale at the Columbus Clippers has been cancelled due to rain. With the cancellation, the Bats conclude the 2021 regular season with a record of 55-73. The team turned a corner during the stretch run to post a .529