International League Preview

The Twins' AAA team, the Rochester Red Wings, plays in the International League.  Here's a look at the teams in that league.  "Notables" is not intended as a scouting report, but rather is a listing of names you might recognize.  Rosters used are those found on this morning.


Buffalo Bisons

Parent club:  Toronto Blue Jays

Manager:  Gary Allenson

Coaches:  Richie Hebner, Randy St. Claire

Park:  Coca-Cola Field

Notables:  Andrew Albers, Randy Wolf, Deric Barton, Chris Colabello, Jake Fox

Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Parent club:  Philadelphia Phillies

Manager:  Dave Brundage

Coaches:  Sal Rende, Ray Burris, Mickey Morandini

Park:  Coca-Cola Park

Notables:  Russ Canzler, Chase d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, Jordan Danks, Darin Mastroanni

Pawtucket Red Sox

Parent club:  Boston Red Sox

Manager:  Kevin Boles

Coaches:  Rich Gedman, Bob Kipper, Bruce Crabbe

Park:  McCoy Stadium

Notables:   Gavin Cecchini, Deven Marrero, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Quintin Berry, Bryce Brentz

Rochester Red Wings

Parent club:  Minnesota Twins

Manager:  Mike Quade

Coaches:  Tim Doherty, Marty Mason

Park:  Frontier Field

Notables:  Jose Berrios, Trevor May, Alex Meyer, Josmil Pinto, Eddie Rosario

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Parent club:  New York Yankees

Manager:  Dave Miley

Coaches:  Marcus Thames, Scott Aldred, Justin Tordi

Park:  PNC Field

Notables:  Andrew Bailey, Chase Whitley, Rob Refsnyder, Kyle Roller, Juan Graterol

Syracuse Chiefs

Parent club:  Washington Nationals

Manager:  Billy Gardner

Coaches:  Joe Dillon, Bob Milacki

Park:  NBT Bank Stadium

Notables:  Manny Delcarmen, Evan Meek, Kila Ka'aihue, Tony Gwynn, Jr., Mark Minicozzi


Charlotte Knights

Parent club:  Chicago White Sox

Manager:  Joel Skinner

Coaches:  Andy Tomberlin, Richard Dotson, Ryan Newman

Park:  BB&T Ballpark

Notables:  Neftali Soto, Matt Tuiasosopo, Matt Davidson, Leury Garcia, Junior Guerra

Durham Bulls

Parent club:  Tampa Bay Rays

Manager:   Jared Sandberg

Coaches:  Dave Myers, Kyle Snyder

Park:  Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Notables:  Jonny Venters, Brandon Gomes, C. J. Riefenhauser, Everett Teaford, Hak-Ju Lee

Gwinnett Braves

Parent club:  Atlanta Braves

Manager:  Brian Snitker

Coaches:  John Moses, Marty Reed, Billy Nicholson

Park:  Coolray Field

Notables:  Sugar Ray Marimon, Corban Joseph, Zoilo Almonte, Joe Benson, Kyeong Kang

Norfolk Tides

Parent club:  Baltimore Orioles

Manager:  Ron Johnson

Coaches:  Sean Berry, Mike Griffin, Jose Hernandez

Park:  Harbor Park

Notables:  J. P. Arencibia, Ryan Lavarnway, Rey Navarro, Jayson Nix, Chris Parmelee


Columbus Clippers

Parent club:  Cleveland Indians

Manager:  Chris Tremie

Coaches:  Rouglas Odor, Carl Willis

Park:  Huntington Park

Notables:  Bruce Chen, Jeff Manship, Casey Weathers, Bryan Price, Audy Ciriaco

Indianapolis Indians

Parent club:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Manager:  Dean Treanor

Coaches:  Butch Wynegar, Stan Kyles

Park:  Victory Field

Notables:  Clayton Richard, Casey Sadler, Chris Volstad, Sebastian Valle, Deibinson Romero

Louisville Bats

Parent club:  Cincinnati Reds

Manager:  Delino DeShields

Coaches:  Tony Jaramillo, Ted Power

Park:  Louisville Slugger Field

Notables:  Daniel Cabrera, Ray ChangBob Keppel, Sam LeCure, Donald Lutz

Toledo Mud Hens

Parent club:  Detroit Tigers

Manager:  Larry Parrish

Coaches:  Leon Durham, Mike Maroth

Park:  Fifth Third Field

Notables:  Rafael Dolis, Buck Farmer, Jordan Lennerton, Xavier Avery, Drew VerHagen

3 thoughts on “International League Preview”

  1. Berrios is still listed on Rochester's roster on, but the home page of the Chattanooga Lookouts website has a picture of him along with Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton as the top prospects on their roster. Minor league rosters are still in a state of flux, so I wouldn't be surprised if he starts in Chattanooga.

  2. I used to go to a bunch of Indians game as a youngster at the old Bush Stadium. Victory Field may be one of the best ballparks I've ever been to at any level.

    Also, Razor Shines.

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