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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.
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Valentin returns to manage TinCaps

Jose Valentin will return for a second season as the manager for the TinCaps, the team announced in conjunction with the San Diego Padres Tuesday.

Valentin led Fort Wayne to the franchise's second Eastern Division championship. The TinCaps lost to Wisconsin in the Midwest League championship.

Valentin was named the Low-A Manager of the year for 2012 by Baseball America.

Fort Wayne had an overall record of 69-71 in the regular season and went 38-32 in the second half to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

The TinCaps beat Lansing and Lake County in the playoffs before falling to Wisconsin 3-1 in the championship round.

Pitching coach Willie Blair returns for a third consecutive season. Fort Wayne will have a new hitting coach as Morgan Burkhart replaces Jacque Jones.

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