Former Wizards manager Randy Ready was named the hitting coach of the San Diego Padres. He replaces Jim Lefebvre.
OK, I'll admit it. This was my first TinCaps game of the season. But I knew about the success that the Midwest League's top team has had this season.
Infielder Brayden Drake has joined the TinCaps from short-A Eugene (Ore.). To make room for Drake, Dean Anna was transferred to Eugene.
Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the TinCaps' game with Clinton on July 15 at Parkview Field.