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Skinner introduced as Red Wings Manager

10SP NEW MANAGER SKINNER

The Rochester Red Wings introduced their new manager on Wednesday as Joel Skinner came to town. Skinner has the job of trying to take a successful Red Wings team and get them to the next step, making the post-season.

The former major league catcher has an extensive resume in the game. Skinner, 56, has managed 12 minor league seasons since 1995, combining to go 860-777, and also served as interim manager of the Indians in 2002, leading Cleveland to a 35-41 record after Charlie Manuel was fired on July 11. He was away from baseball in 2017 but spent the previous five seasons managing in the White Sox organization with Single-A Winston-Salem (2016) and Triple-A Charlotte (2012-15). Skinner was named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America and The Sporting News while leading Triple-A Buffalo to the International League Governors' Cup Finals in 2000 and by USA Today Baseball Weekly in 1998 with Double-A Akron. He won the 1995 New York-Penn League Championship with Short-A Watertown, earning Manager of the Year that season and in 1997 with Single-A Kinston of the Carolina League. Skinner also managed Team USA at the All-Star Futures Game (2000), Double-A Akron (2010, 1998-99) and Single-A Columbus (1996). He was on Cleveland's staff as Bench Coach (2006), Third Base Coach (2001-02, 03-05, 07-09) and Catching Instructor (1994) and also served as Oakland's Bench Coach in 2011.


Rochester Red Wings contributed information for this story


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