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Podcast: Pitching MiLB promotions for 2022

Tyler, Sam, Ben pitch promotion ideas for upcoming season
January 28, 2022

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 on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast-listening

Cards' Mendoza crafting another career with NFTs

Cardinals prospect's Diamond Dawgs have paid quick dividends
@MavalloneMiLB
January 27, 2022

For most 25-year-olds, having the chance to fulfill your childhood dream would provide more than enough satisfaction. But Evan Mendoza has never been someone who focuses on just one thing. Selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2017 Draft, the North Carolina State product has turned another

McClendon taking reins again at Triple-A Toledo

McClendon last managed Toledo in 2016
January 27, 2022

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens announced today Lloyd McClendon will take over as the 2022 manager of the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens, replacing Gary Jones who has joined the Detroit Tigers staff. The 63-year-old is a native of Gary, Indiana and was the

Britton gets bumped up to manage Triple-A Tides

Buck Britton to Manage Tides After Two-Season Stint at Double-A Bowie
January 26, 2022

The Norfolk Tides and Baltimore Orioles today announced Norfolk’s field staff for the 2022 season. Manager Buck Britton and Pitching Coach Justin Ramsey will join the Tides staff for their first season at Triple-A, along with Hitting Coach Tim Gibbons who is returning to Norfolk for his second season with

Ortiz reflects on lessons en route to Hall of Fame

Big Papi grew in Mariners, Twins systems before reaching Red Sox
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 25, 2022

David Ortiz went from "player to be named later" to "Hall of Famer to be elected immediately." In his first year on the ballot, it was announced Tuesday that the designated hitter was voted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to enter Cooperstown. “It's a wonderful honor to be

Breakout candidate: A’s shortstop Puason

Oakland’s No. 10 prospect found success on balls in play
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 25, 2022

MiLB.com's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at A’s No. 10 prospect Robert Puason. Robert Puason may never shed his lofty expectations, but he showed enough in his difficult debut season to offer hope of him one day becoming a

Smith to return as Hot Rods skipper in 2022

Smith returns for his second season in Bowling Green
January 24, 2022

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the club’s 2022 coaching staff. Jeff Smith will return as the manager of the Hot Rods while newcomers Alberto Bastardo (pitching coach) and Paul Rozzelle (hitting coach)

Podcast: Lookouts' Vella-Wright on Australian journey

Lookouts' Vella-Wright details baseball journey from Down Under
January 21, 2022

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RailRiders reveal alternate logo with classic look

RailRiders update classic mark for road caps and alternate jerseys
January 20, 2022

MOOSIC, PA (January 20, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are bringing back a familiar team mark in 2022. The club will once again use the “SWB” from the days of Lackawanna County Stadium as an alternate logo. The logo will be featured on New Era road caps and new alternate

Fresno unveils alternate identity schedule for 2022

The team will take the field under four alternate names that pay tribute to Central Valley culture
January 18, 2022

Fresno, CA - This morning the Fresno Grizzlies announced four alternate identities that they will take the field under during the 2022 season. Each identity honors a different aspect of the Central Valley’s culture and history as the team celebrates the diversity of our community. The first alternate identity to

Breakout candidate: Blue Jays' Kloffenstein

Toronto’s No. 7 prospect has arsenal to improve on rocky ‘21 season
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 18, 2022

MiLB.com's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Blue Jays No. 7 prospect Adam Kloffenstein. The 2021 season was one that Adam Kloffenstein would surely like to put behind him. Kloffenstein sputtered to a 7-7 record, 6.22 ERA and .243

Top billing: These 10 hats captured fans in 2021 

Silly creations, classic lettering among MiLB’s most popular looks
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 14, 2022

In 2021, Minor League stadiums reopened for players and fans to return to the game we love. And with that came hat purchases. “It was an incredible feeling to be back to baseball in 2021,” said Sierra Hanley, senior manager of retail and marketing for the San Jose Giants. “And

Conrad moves up to manage River Bandits

January 14, 2022

Davenport, Iowa — The 2021 High-A Central Champion Quad Cities River Bandits today announced their 2022 coaching staff, led by manager Brooks Conrad. Pitching coach Steve Luebber and hitting coach Andy LaRoche return to the River Bandits for the second season and will be joined by assistant hitting coach David

Podcast: Balkovec, Katz, MiLB Hat Draft

Balkovec's hire, Katz's move to UK, Hat Draft on latest episode
January 14, 2022

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,

Marlins tab Brown to manage Jumbo Shrimp in 2022

Skipper is just 40 wins shy of 1,300 in minor league managerial career
January 13, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Miami Marlins announced Thursday that Daren Brown will manage the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp during the 2022 season. A native of Holdenville, Okla., Brown enters his first season in the Marlins’ organization. He boasts more than two decades of managerial experience, most of which came in the

Breakout candidate: Twins slugger Sabato

Slugger provides optimism with power potential, strong '21 finish
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 11, 2022

MiLB.com's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Twins No. 16 prospect Aaron Sabato. There will always be a place in the modern game for a player who has a knack for the long ball, and Aaron Sabato has the

Hagen to make Triple-A managerial debut with Express

Matt Hagen Set to Make Triple-A Managerial Debut as E-Train Skipper
January 10, 2022

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Texas Rangers revealed the organization’s minor league coaching staffs for the 2022 season on Monday, including that of the Round Rock Express. Manager Matt Hagen is set to make his Triple-A coaching debut as the conductor of the E-Train in 2022. Hagan will be joined

Nats' Cavalli leading the way toward Washington

Right-hander's K-heavy debut grabbed spotlight in evolving system
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 10, 2022

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.

Yanks' Balkovec to be Minors' first female skipper

Yankees tab 34-year-old to manage Low-A Tampa Tarpons
@tylermaun
January 9, 2022

Rachel Balkovec has made history throughout her career. In 2022, she’ll do it again. Balkovec is set to be named manager of the Tampa Tarpons, the Low-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The initial report from Lindsey Adler of The Athletic was confirmed by Balkovec late Sunday night. The

I-Cubs staffers discuss owner's generous goodbye

Outgoing Iowa owner surprises employees with sizable checks
January 7, 2022

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,

Jung, Foscue finding their place in Rangers' plans

Top 100 prospects charging toward freshly loaded Texas infield
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 6, 2022

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. Things are getting interesting deep in the heart of Texas. The Rangers have