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Minor League Notes: WooSox, Listach, Tigers

Minor League Notes: WooSox, Listach, Tigers
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While the first full week of 2022 is still light on the kind of transactional news baseball fans are usually accustomed to, there has been no shortage of big news about deals of a different kind. There is potential for this trend to continue, with The Boston Globe’s Michael Silverman reporting that Red Sox’s Worcester Red Sox subsidiary, Triple-A, is being seen as a acquisition target by sports and entertainment company Endeavor. The Beverly Hills-based company is no stranger to small league acquisitions, having amassed as many as ten league affiliates at the end of last year. Silverman notes that Endeavor’s $50 million offer for the Red Sox has apparently already been turned down. However, proprietary groups are allowed to have up to 24 sub-teams at a time, which means Endeavor has plenty of room to continue its pursuit of Worcester Apparel and add several other subsidiaries to its portfolio.

Some other minor league notes from around the league:

  • for every MLB Network’s John Heyman, formerly hired Phillies in the former Big League and 1992 AL Rookie of the Year Pat Listach As a coach on the bench for their High-A team, the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. Listach played in parts of six seasons with the Brewers and Astros and was part of several major league coaching teams, including with the Nationals, Cubs and Astros, and held minor league roles with the Cubs, Dodgers and Mariners. Most recently, he served as the manager of Asieros de Monclova in the Mexican League, which led them to the playoffs in 2019 and 2021.
  • On Thursday, the Tigers unveiled their new look from the league’s junior coaching staff. Among the new faces in Detroit’s ranks is 2016 World Championship-winning coach Gary Jones, who took over as Triple-A manager, and former Tigers third. Gabi Alvarez, appointed as the company’s new Double-A director. Chris McCuskey of the Detroit News compiled the full list of Detroit development personnel changes here.

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