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Spring Training Recap – March 10th

By Andrew Green Before getting into everything, here’s a great sight to wake up to. If anyone needs us, we'll just be busy watching this all day. #BackToBackToBackJacks pic.twitter.com/3RAHQnYvtW — Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) March 11, 2015   The big news around baseball was the back-to-back-to-back home runs from Smokies alums Jorge Soler (2014), Javier Baez […]

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March 9th Spring Training Recap

By Andrew Green Despite the Cubs’ 6-3 defeat to the San Diego Padres Monday, several former Smokies performed well for Chicago, including hurlers Kyle Hendricks and C.J. Edwards, in addition to catcher Miguel Montero. A Smokies alum also kept the Cubs in check through the first three innings in right-hander Andrew Cashner. Hendricks (2.0 IP, […]

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’93 Knoxville Smoky Delgado Elected To SL Hall of Fame

The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced their 2015 class for the Southern League Hall of Fame Wednesday, with 1993 Knoxville Smokies slugger Carlos Delgado chosen as the Tennessee Smokies franchise’s representative. The circuit’s second Hall of Fame class was voted on by a panel of 30 voters, and consists of 12 total inductees. […]

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83 Smokies Alums Invited To Big League Spring Training

The date is finally here, as pitchers and catchers have started to report to their Spring Training camps, with many already arriving early. Once again, there are many former Smokies who will be looking to start the season with their Major League clubs, with 83 total alums either on a Major League team’s 40-man roster, […]

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Bryant Headlines Smokies Trio Featured In Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects List

The prospect accolades continue to roll in for the Chicago Cubs, as well as former Smokies players, with Keith Law revealing his top 100 prospects list for the 2015 season. Three Smokies were recognized, including Kris Bryant as the top overall player, while Addison Russell (No. 4) and Jorge Soler (No. 14) were also among […]

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Keith Law Names Cubs Baseball’s Top Farm System

ESPN’s Keith Law revealed his rankings for all 30 clubs and their Minor League systems, with the Chicago Cubs coming out on top for the second consecutive season. The article, which is available only to those with an ESPN Insider subscription, can be found here. At least three of the Cubs’ top prospects are expected […]

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Former Smoky Rhee Signs With Japanese Club

According to a post from the Japan Times publication, 2012-14 Smokies pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee has signed a contract with the Japanese Pacific League’s Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team. Compensation is reportedly equivalent to $450,000 dollars per the Japan Times post, which can be read here. Over his three seasons with the Smokies, Rhee tallied a 19-13 […]

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2014 Smokies LHP Andrew McKirahan was selected by the Miami Marlins in the Major League portion of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. (Photo Credit: Roger C. Hoover)

McKirahan One Of Four Former Smokies Selected In Rule 5 Draft

Left-handed reliever Andrew McKirahan was one of four former Smokies players to be selected in this year’s Rule 5 Draft, which took place at the Winter Meetings on Thursday in San Diego. McKirahan was selected in the Major League portion of the draft by the Miami Marlins, while catcher Luis Flores (Astros), outfielder Brett Jackson […]

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2005-06 Smokies C Miguel Montero was one of two Smokies alums dealt Tuesday.

Former Smokies Samardzija, Montero On The Move

It was a busy day for Smokies alums, with two being traded on the same day in separate transactions. 2007-08 Smokies RHP Jeff Samardzija was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Oakland Athletics early on Tuesday, while 2005-06 C Miguel Montero was traded to the Chicago Cubs from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The trade […]

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Former Smokie Kevin Cash Named New Rays Manager

The Tampa Bay Rays named their new manager to replace Joe Maddon today, with the new face having a Tennessee Smokies tie. Kevin Cash will helm the 2015 edition of the Rays, his first Big League managerial position. Cash was a catcher on the 2002 Smokies squad. In 55 games with the Smokies, the catcher hit .277 […]

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