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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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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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Brett Jackson Feature

Smokies mount late comeback in 4-3 win over Lookouts

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  – The Tennessee Smokies (42-26, 76-61) defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts (23-45, 58-80) 4-3 Sunday evening at AT&T Field as Tennessee earned a season-best sixth consecutive win. John Andreoli drew a leadoff walk in the ninth inning and advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Rafael Lopez. Jonathan Mota struck out for the […]

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VIDEO: Brett Jackson: “Adversity is what makes the man”

In August of 2012, Brett Jackson was playing center field for the Chicago Cubs three years after being drafted 31st overall by the Northsiders. But 2013 has brought many challenges for Jackson, who now finds himself at Double-A Tennessee after missing over a month with nagging injuries. The 25-year-old prospect said the adversity he has […]

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Smokies win series finale over Mobile, 4-2

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – A night after clinching the second-half North Division title, the Tennessee Smokies defeated the Mobile BayBears (36-29, 75-59) Tuesday night, 4-2, in the final home game of the regular season at Smokies Park. With the win, in front of 3,998, the Smokies improve to 38-26 on the second half, […]

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Lopez drives in four runs as Smokies hold on to beat Barons 5-2

By: Michael Wottreng BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Catcher Rafael Lopez cleared the bases with a double in a four-run ninth inning for the visiting team to propel the Tennessee Smokies (34-21, 68-56) to a 5-2 victory over the Birmingham Barons (27-29, 71-55) at Regions Field in Birmingham, Ala. Sunday night. Tied at one in the top […]

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VIDEO: Manager’s Report with Buddy Bailey, August 10, 2013

In this week’s edition of ‘The Manager’s Report’,  Smokies skipper Buddy Bailey talks about his pitching staff’s lack of command in the past couple of weeks and also discusses his hot hitting lineup. Bailey notes the recent success of Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur as reasons why the Smokies’ offense has been potent. Bailey also discusses […]

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Smokies fall behind early, lose 10-4

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Suns (26-16, 60-49) extended their winning streak to 10 games Sunday evening, defeating the Tennessee Smokies (24-18, 58-53) 10-4. With the victory, Jacksonville claimed the season series against Tennessee and used a six-run first inning to extend their longest winning streak this season. Smokies starter A.J. Morris ran into trouble […]

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Smokies bats stay silent, fall to Jacksonville 1-0

JACKSONVILLE, Fl.- The Jacksonville Suns (24-16, 58-49) defeated the Tennessee Smokies (24-16, 58-51) 1-0 Friday evening, using seven scoreless innings from starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (3-2, 4.36) to shut down the Southern League’s top lineup. Jacksonville broke a scoreless contest in the bottom of the fifth inning after Figueroa allowed a leadoff walk followed by […]

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