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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.

For starters

Fort Wayne's quest for the Midwest League championship begins today with Game 1 at Wisconsin's Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis.

Joe Ross is the starter for Fort Wayne. The right-handed pitcher was officially added to the roster today. He is pitching for the first time since Aug. 28, when he went five innings for San Diego's Short-Season A team in Eugene, Ore.

He started the season in Fort Wayne, and gave up at least five earned runs in three of his six starts. He was placed on the disabled list on May 11 after getting scratched for a start with shoulder tightness. He was 0-2 with a 6.26 ERA for the TinCaps.

He went 0-2 with a 2.03 ERA after returning from the DL for Eugene.

Jacob Barnes is the starter for Wisconsin. He went 4-7 with a 3.84 ERA.