Sunday Conversation With Buddy Bailey

Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

It’s no secret that the Smokies have been bit by the injury bug quite severely over the last few weeks. The most recent injury was to Jorge Soler who suffered a lower body injury just a few days ago while running down a fly ball at Trustmark Park in Mississippi.

Soler has missed the last two games, and is currently back in Chicago undergoing tests. According to Manager Buddy Bailey, Soler should return to his team when the Smokies return to Smokies Park later this week. Through seven games this season, Soler is 8-for-24 with seven doubles and a 1.032 OPS.

Bailey sat down with the voice of the Smokies, Mick Gillispie, on Sunday to talk about the recent injuries suffered by his players and when they might return. His updates included a timetable for right-hander C.J. Edwards and the most recent information regarding reliever Hunter Cervenka.

Bailey also spoke quite extensively about the overall success of the Tennessee offense and the recent poor play from the defense. Additionally, in the interview above, Bailey sheds some light on the upcoming return of infielder Elliot Soto.

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Categories: 2014 Smokies Feature, Buddy Bailey Show

Author:Greg Young

Greg Young brings five years of Minor League Baseball experience to the Smokies Radio Network, having previously served with the High-A Modesto Nuts of the California League. He began with the Nuts as a Broadcast Assistant in 2007 before being promoted as the team's new Director of Broadcasting the following year, a position he held through the 2011 campaign. During his time with Modesto, Young also worked at KESP AM-790 as a Sports Anchor. Over the years he has worked as a broadcaster for Comcast Hometown Network and their coverage of the San Jose Giants (High-A, California League) and Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), in addition to high school football and basketball. Young began his broadcasting career with the Major Indoor Soccer League's California Cougars in 2006 and was the club's inaugural broadcaster before being promoted to Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting the next year. Young is a 2005 graduate of Sacramento State University, earning a Communications degree with an emphasis in Digital Media. During his senior year, Young was Sports Director for the university's student-run radio radio station KSSU, and also did play-by-play for the school's baseball, football and basketball teams while attending Sacramento State.

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  1. Soler Undergoing Tests on Hamstring, Edwards Likely Out Another Month - Chicago Cubs Online - May 18, 2014

    […] Bailey provided an updates on Jorge Soler and C.J. Edwards prior to Sunday’s game in Mississippi. The Smokies’ manager […]

  2. Injury Updates on Top Cubs Prospects C.J. Edwards (Shoulder) and Jorge Soler (Hamstring) | Bleacher Nation | Unofficial Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Commentary - May 19, 2014

    […] into a few weeks, and Edwards still isn’t throwing yet. His manager at AA, Buddy Bailey, spoke with Smokies on the Radio, and said that Edwards is just about ready to start his throwing program in Arizona. Ostensibly, […]

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