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  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.
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TinCaps make roster moves

The TinCaps made a couple of roster moves ahead of their seven-game road trip to West Michigan and Dayton.

Outfielder Alberth Martinez was transferred from Fort Wayne to extended spring training. Martinez, 21, hit .129 in 20 games, with no home runs and three runs batted in.

Outfielder Kyung-Min Na, 20, was transferred from extended spring training to Fort Wayne. Na was acquired from the Chicago Cubs along with right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner in exchange for infielder Anthony Rizzo, and former Fort Wayne TinCaps right-hander Zach Cates on Jan. 6, 2012. Na, a native of Seoul, South Korea, originally signed with the Chicago Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on August 12, 2009.

In 2011 Na split time between the rookie level Arizona League Cubs, the Boise Hawks of the Class-A Northwest League, the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League and the Tennessee Smokies of the Double-A Southern League. Over 83 games, the left-handed hitting Na batted .268 (72-269) with no home runs, 22 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases.

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