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Smokies Begin 2014 Season In Pensacola

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies kick off their 2014 campaign on the road this evening against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The Smokies are coming off a 76-62 record (.551) in 2013, the […]

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Tentative Roster Announced

Smokies Announce Tentative 2014 Roster

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies announced their initial roster for the 2014 season, which includes three of Baseball America’s top 100 overall prospects. The roster comprises of 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and five outfielders, with the team’s season opening contest set for Thursday, […]

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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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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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(Photo courtesy: Roger C. Hoover)

Former Smokies in Spring Training

Former Smokies in Spring Training Today we will be looking at all the 65 alumnus of the Smokies that started the year in Major League Spring Training camps with either Cubs or the other 29 teams. Here is what they have done and what have happened to them. Cubs Starlin Castro: 1.000 avg (2-2), 1 […]

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Seven Top Cubs Prospects Projected to Begin With Smokies

Seven of Baseball America’s top 30 Chicago Cubs prospects are expected to begin the 2014 season in a Smokies uniform according to the publication’s Prospect Handbook, including three of the top six. Infielder Kris Bryant, rated by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the Cubs’ system and ninth-best prospect overall in baseball, finished his first […]

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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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Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

The Process Episode 7: Eric Jokisch No-Hitter

Eric Jokisch experienced a night that only a few pitchers in professional baseball have achieved in their careers, a no-hitter. Jokisch faced off against the Jacksonville Suns on August 6th of the 2013 season where he threw the first no-hitter for the Smokies in six years as the Smokies went on to win 10-0. Jokisch […]

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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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