PRESS RELEASE – The Smokies announce that Bryan Webster has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Stadium Operations. Webster had previously served as the Director of Stadium Operations, and will now work closely with the management team at the Smokies. Continue reading
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After two seasons as the owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Southern League), Jason Freier continues to look for ways to make AT&T Field as pleasant as possible, but he realizes the 6,340-seat facility has an expiration date. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies announce that Tim Volk has been promoted to General Manager- Business Operations. Volk served as Assistant General Manager this past season, and will handle all business operations on a day to day basis and maintain a position on the executive team for the club with his new role. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – 2017 will mark the beginning of a new era for minor league baseball in West Tennessee, as the Generals and Arizona Diamondbacks announced a four-year player development contract Monday. With the agreement in place, the Jackson Generals will be Arizona’s Double-A affiliate through at least 2020. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mobile BayBears and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have announced a new two-year player development contract that will begin with the 2017 season. Los Angeles is the third parent club the BayBears have been affiliated with since joining the Southern League in 1997 (San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks). Continue reading
In recent months, conversations have amplified about the possibility of a baseball stadium in Knoxville (TN), but are the pieces finally coming together? Seven acres of land, a part of the Knox Rail Salvage property, is reportedly now owned by Randy Boyd, the owner of the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A, Southern League). Read more and watch news report here.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball. Several minor league teams responded, including the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Read more here.