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Jones hired as 57th manager in Mud Hens history

57th manager in Toledo baseball history
December 2, 2021

TOLEDO, OH - The Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens announced today that Gary Jones has been hired as the 2022 manager of the Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate. Jones becomes the ninth person to manage the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field and the 57th in Toledo

Kristin Call named Myrtle Beach general manager

December 2, 2021

Team President Ryan Moore announced the promotion today of Kristin Call from the position of Associate General Manager to General Manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. “Kristin has played an indispensable role in the growth and success of the Pelicans organization. Working alongside

Alexander nearing Majors after improbable journey

December 1, 2021

Jason Alexander typed in another number on his phone. The phone rang, one in what was becoming a long line of calls. He had just gone undrafted, and he figured the only way he could stay in the game was to see if a high school, really any high school

Bats promote Galiette to 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

Lookouts announce additions to ownership group

December 1, 2021

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Lookouts today announced the team has welcomed several additional local investors to its ownership group. They join current investors Casey Hammontree, who is increasing his investment; Joseph Wingfield; William Stribling; and a group affiliated with Lamp Post Group, including: Ted Alling, Steve Cox, Allan Davis,

Prospect season in review: Cards' infielder Gorman

Slugging infield prospect steps up power display at new position
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 30, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at top Cardinals prospect Nolan Gorman. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. A new defensive focus didn’t distract Nolan Gorman from his greatest strengths as a

STMA names Sahlen Field as 'Baseball Field of the Year'

After renovations, Sahlen Field hosted both Blue Jays & Bisons
November 29, 2021

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) today announced that Sahlen Field, the home of the Buffalo Bisons and temporary home of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, has been named 2021 Professional Baseball Field of the Year. The Field of the Year is awarded annually by STMA to natural grass

Wiemer, Small offer reasons for Brewers' cheers

Toolsy outfielder, dominant lefty commanded attention in 2021
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 24, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The Brewers' system is trending up. Usually when we say that, the implication

Podcast: Sky Carp take flight in Beloit

Beloit's Valentyn discusses Sky Carp identity, new ballpark
November 19, 2021

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

IronBirds soaring into 2022 with updated look

Longtime Orioles affiliate launches new logo ahead of 20th season
@tylermaun
November 18, 2021

The Aberdeen IronBirds are going back to the future. Entering their 20th season, the High-A IronBirds unveiled a new look for 2022 that takes a page from the franchise’s original identity while creating a fresh image for the next generation of Aberdeen baseball. “We call him Ace the Jet, and

New tricks: RockHounds roll out logo refresh

Double-A Midland drops regional elements into team identity
@tylermaun
November 17, 2021

Of all the teams in the Double-A Central, the Midland RockHounds sported the oldest look in 2021. Starting next season, the circuit’s old dogs will have some new tricks. For the first time in over two decades, the RockHounds will take the field with a fresh set of logos. “We

Take a gander: Beloit unveils Sky Carp name, logos

High-A club, formerly the Snappers, adopts nonmigratory identity
@BensBiz
November 15, 2021

On Monday afternoon the southern Wisconsin ballclub previously known as the Beloit Snappers unveiled its new name, logos and uniforms. The Sky Carp are here, and they're here to stay. Sky Carp is a slang term for a goose, denoting them as the aerial equivalent of the world's most common

Reds' Greene donates 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

Meyer, Eder make a big splash for Marlins

Pitching duo dominated Double-A in first professional seasons
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 29, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The Marlins’ cycle of building and trading away premier talent at the Major

Varland, Sabato provide hope for the Twin Cities

Dominant hurler, big-time slugger impress with flashy campaigns
@RobTnova24
December 1, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Stefanic, Daniel offer optimism for Angels

Halos hope versatile prospects can help end lengthy drought
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. If a few key players can figure out a way to stick in

Prospect season in review: Reds’ Greene

No. 26 overall prospect shows electric stuff at upper levels
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 23, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at top Reds prospect Hunter Greene. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. After a year lost to the pandemic, a full season of Hunter Greene was

Busch, Pages take center stage in Dodgers system

Top 100 prospects leading next generation toward Los Angeles
@MavalloneMiLB
November 22, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.