Four SWB RailRiders given non-roster spring training invites

Chance Adams, Brady Lail, Cale Coshow and J.P. Feyereisen all played key roles in getting the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders back into the Governors’ Cup Finals for a second straight season. Now they’ve been rewarded. The four prospects, all of whom are not on the New York Yankees 40-man roster, received non-roster invites to the club’s big-league […]

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SWB RailRiders announce coaching staff, name Bobby Mitchell manager

If Al Pedrique moved on from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders — to the New York Yankees’ big-league staff or to another organization — Double-A Trenton Thunder manager Bobby Mitchell knew where he wanted to be. Back in Triple-A. At the very least, he wanted the opportunity for a promotion. It had been almost eight years since […]

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RailRiders’ P.J. Pilittere joining Yankees staff as assistant hitting coach

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will have — at the very least — both a new manager and hitting coach when they take the field for the season opener on April 6. With RailRiders manager Al Pedrique departing the organization to join the Oakland Athletics’ big-league staff earlier this offseason, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hitting coach P.J. Pilittere will join […]

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RailRiders announce ticket plan for bobblehead giveaways

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced a new ticket plan centered around a record-setting seven bobblehead giveaways this upcoming season on Wednesday. The seven-game bobblehead night ticket mini-plan, which costs $125, includes a field reserved seat for each of the seven games, a date-specific voucher that guarantees that night’s bobblehead and one additional bobblehead from the RailRiders’ […]

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SWB RailRiders announce promotional schedule for upcoming season

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced their promotional schedule Monday morning. The RailRiders’ 2018 season will include 12 fireworks nights, seven bobblehead giveaways, which is a franchise record, and 13 additional giveaways. “We are excited about promotions for the 2018 season,” RailRiders president and COO Josh Olerud said, via a press release. “We spend time every offseason […]

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Local coaches learn from the best at RailRiders University Coaches Clinic

MOOSIC — This spring will mark the start of a new era for the MMI Prep baseball program. First-year head coach Ryan Jastremsky will be taking over. Facing new challenges in his first year heading a varsity ship, Jastremsky is looking for anything and everything to put himself on level ground with some of the […]

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Brian Cashman: RailRiders’ Gleyber Torres to get ‘fair look’ in spring training

Gleyber Torres is going to get his shot in spring training. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was on WFAN Thursday afternoon and discussed a number of topics during his appearance on “The Afternoon Drive With Carlin, Bart and Maggie.” The first question asked of Cashman regarded the future at second and third base […]

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RailRiders utility man Cito Culver signs with Marlins

Cito Culver is moving on. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders uber-utility man, and former New York Yankees first-round selection, announced on his Instagram account on Tuesday that he had signed with the Miami Marlins. Culver joins an familiar face with the Marlins. Gary Denbo left the New York Yankees and his post as vice president of player […]

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RailRiders University opens to field of anxious and eager students

MOOSIC — Escaping single-digit temperatures and face-punishing winds, Northeastern Pennsylvania youth baseball players are practicing for summer this week. Fifteen players dusted off their mitts for RailRiders University. School was in session for the youth holiday baseball camp at PNC Field’s indoor facilities from Tuesday to Friday mornings. Players, whose ages ranged from eight to […]

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SWB RailRiders’ Anyelo Gomez, Nestor Cortes and Mike Ford taken in Rule 5 draft

Sporting one of baseball’s top farm systems, the New York Yankees were bound to get hit hard in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. That’s exactly what happened. There were 61 players taken between the major league and Triple-A phases of the Rule 5 draft. Six of them came from the Yankees organization, including a trio of […]

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