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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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Baez Feature

Former Smokies Show Off The Lumber In Cubs-Rangers Game On March 18th

A pair of former Smokies contributed for their respective teams in a game Tuesday night between the Cubs and Rangers that aired on MLB Network, with the Rangers topping the Cubs 7-6. Cubs infielder Javier Baez hit a towering opposite field solo home run in the third inning, going back-to-back with Mike Olt helping extend […]

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Baez, Alcantara Among Baseball America’s Top 100

Baseball America announced their Top 100 prospects for the upcoming 2014 season on MLB Network Wednesday evening, with a pair of Tennessee Smokies alums named, in addition to several others that are expected to be wearing a Smokies uniform at some point this year. The entire Baseball America Top 100 prospects list can be viewed by clicking […]

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2013 RHP Kyle Hendricks is one of 25 Smokies alums invited to the Cubs' Big League camp.

65 Smokies Alums To Begin Year In Major League Spring Training Camps

February 13th has arrived, meaning Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona has opened with pitchers and catchers reporting. The report date for Cubs position players is February 18. In total, 25 Tennessee Smokies alums will begin Major League camp with the Cubs, while 40 others have either been invited to their respective teams’ Big […]

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Smokies Alum Michael Young Retiring

Seven-time Major League All-Star and 2000 Tennessee Smokies alum Michael Young is retiring after a 14-year career in the Big Leagues. Young is the second Smokies alum that went on to become an MLB All-Star  to announce his retirement prior to the 2014 season, following two-time Cy Young Award winner and 1997 Smokies alum Roy […]

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Smokies Alums Kent, McGriff Receive Hall of Fame Votes

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the results for voting of their 2014 class Wednesday, with Smokies alums Jeff Kent and Fred McGriff each receiving votes. Both played in Tennessee when the club was known then as the Knoxville Blue Jays. Kent in his first year on the ballot received 87 votes, or a […]

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Special Assistant to President/GM Tim Wilken with Mick Gillispie

Cubs Special Assistant Tim Wilken Talks Roy Halladay (Audio)

Tim Wilken has built a reputation as one of the best scouts of amateur talent in baseball. He is currently Special Assistant to the President/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. His career started with Toronto in 1977 when hired as an amateur scout. The Bluejays would eventually promote Wilken to Vice President of Baseball Operations […]

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Former Smoky Uggla left off Atlanta NLDS roster

By: Nick Roark Atlanta Braves second baseman and former Tennessee Smoky Dan Uggla has been left off the team’s 25-man NLDS roster, the Braves announced Wednesday afternoon. Uggla, who hit .179 with 22 home runs this season, underwent Lasik surgery in August to repair his vision but has yet to return to All-Star form. The […]

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Former Smokies player Chico Fernandez to return to Smokies Park

Former Tennessee Smokies player and current PGA Tour professional caddy Chico Fernandez will return to Smokies Park Thursday night. Fernandez played for the Smokies during the 1950s-60s when the team was a member of the South Atlantic League, or otherwise known as the Sally League, which transitioned to the present day Southern League. He was […]

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