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Former Smokies at 2014 Futures Game

Yesterday, two former Smokies were in the spotlight at Target Field in Minneapolis for the 2014 Futures game. Javier Baez, who played shortstop for Tennessee last season, and Kris Bryant, who played third base earlier this year, were able to showcase their talent on a big stage. Bryant represented Team USA and started at third […]

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Arismendy Alcantara Promoted To Chicago

Former Smokies Infielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn’t been a big name thrown around by fans of the Cubs and baseball critics as the attention has mostly been on Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, and recently acquired Addison Russell, but Alcantara has quietly put up big numbers and is finally creating buzz in Chicago. […]

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Dae-Eun Rhee

Dae-Eun Rhee Up To AAA Iowa

Right-handed starting pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee has been transferred to Triple-A Iowa from Tennessee. The South Korea native is the sixth 2014 Smokie to be promoted to the Triple-A level this season, and posted a 5-4 record and 3.27 ERA (38 ER in 104.2 IP) in his 18 games (16 starts) with Tennessee, ranking tenth in […]

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Former Smokies Named To 2014 All-Star Game

Three former Smokies were named to the All-Star Game this season, including St Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. Now current Oakland Athletics pitcher and former Cub, Jeff Samardzija, was also named to the National League team. Casey McGehee of the Miami Marlins is one of five candidates who have […]

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Bryant’s Performance in Triple-A Iowa

Kris Bryant is still doing what he does best now for Triple-A Iowa, tearing up pitchers with his bat. Despite his average being low, .222 (4-18), Bryant still has impressed in the five games that he has played as he has hit four home runs while driving in six, including a multi-home run game on […]

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Former Smokie Justin Bour Makes his MLB Debut

A former Smokie, Justin Bour, made his debut for the Miami Marlins yesterday starting as the designated hitter and he did not disappoint going 2-for-5 with an RBI in their 11-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bour was a 25th round draft pick in the 2009 draft and played for the Smokies for two […]

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Ryne Sandberg Inducted to Southern League Hall of Fame

The Southern League announced today that former Smokies manager and current Philadelphia Phillies skipper Ryne Sandberg was inducted into the league’s inaugural Hall of Fame. Sandberg was named the manager for Tennessee in 2009 as the team went 71-69 and made it to the Southern League Championship. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of […]

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Former Smoky Chris Rusin is gunning for a spot on the Cubs' pitching staff this season. Photo Courtesy: Roger Hoover

Former Smokie Chris Rusin No-Hits New Orleans

Smokies fans remember last year when lefty Eric Jokisch pitched a no-hitter against the Suns in Jacksonville on August 6, 2013. This year another former Smokies southpaw had a similar feat for Triple-A Iowa, as Chris Rusin no-hit the Zephrys in a 3-0 I-Cubs win in New Orleans on May 7. Rusin had spent time in […]

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Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in yesterday's 6-5 win.

Happy Birthday Starlin Castro

On behalf of the Tennessee Smokies and Smokies on Radio Network, we wish Starlin Castro a happy 24th birthday today. The Dominican Republic native played in 57 games with the Smokies in 2009-2010 combining to hit .332 (73-210) with one home run and 34 RBI. Castro skipped the Triple-A level as he was promoted straight from […]

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Javier Baez Goes Deep Again, Majors Could Be On Horizon For Talent

Former Smokie Javier Baez continues to impress at Spring Training, as he belted his second monster home run in as many nights, with a solo blast in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on MLB Network. It was Baez’s fifth longball in Spring Training as he continues to make his case to possibly begin […]

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