Greenville Drive manager Darren Fenster

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Greenville Drive players are reflected in the sunglasses of first-year manager Darren Fenster (3) as he talks to them on the team’s Media Day first workout on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Throwback Thursday: Bobby Cox at Spring Training

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Manager Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves takes a break on a grounds crew cart during batting practice before a game against the Cleveland Indians on March 19, 2007, at the Atlanta Spring Training camp at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images) #tbt

Throwback Thursday: Russell Wilson as a Tourist

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Infielder/second baseman Russell Wilson (3) of the Asheville Tourists, Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 1, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Wilson was a fourth-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. (Tom Priddy / Four Seam Images)

Last Sunday Russell Wilson scored with the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Here’s a photo of him scoring in 2011 with the Asheville Tourists.

 

Throwback Thursday: Coco Crisp in the Carolina League

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Coco Crisp of the Potomac Cannons fools around with Big Shot, the team’s mascot in 2002. Today the team is the Potomac Nationals, Big Shot was retired in 2005, and Crisp is an outfielder with the Oakland Athletics. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Throwback Thursday: Darren Fenster is Drive’s manager

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Hitting coach Darren Fenster (3) of the Greenville Drive in the team’s first workout at home on April 3, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Darren Fenster has been named manager of the Greenville Drive for 2014. After serving as a coach for the Drive in 2012 he spent a year as a manager in the rookie Florida Gulf Coast League.

Throwback Thursday: Brian McCann

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Catcher Brian McCann of the Mississippi Braves, Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, taken April 20, 2005, at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss.  (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Atlanta Brave Brian McCann was introduced to the New York media today as the newest Yankee. Tears are shed in Atlanta . . .

 

 

Pirates prospect Evan Chambers dies at 24

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Center fielder Evan Chambers (53) of the West Virginia Power bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 2, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Chambers is the No. 21 top prospect of the Pirates. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 24. The Sporting News reports that the cause of death is unknown at this time.

As a Minor Leaguer he played for the West Virginia Power against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field in 2010.

Throwback Thursday: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Atlanta Braves on March 14, 2007, at their Spring Training camp at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

A clean-shaven and short-haired Jarrod Saltalamacchia at a 2007 Spring Training workout when he was still a prospect for the Atlanta Braves.

Lucas Sims is Atlanta’s top prospect for 2014

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Starting pitcher Lucas Sims (26) of the Rome Braves before a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Sims was the No. 1 pick of the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Rome and Sims picked up the win, 6-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Baseball America has named RHP Lucas Sims as the Atlanta Braves’ top prospect for 2014.

 

Throwback Thursday: Craig Kimbrel in Danville

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Pitcher Craig Kimbrel of the Danville Braves, rookie Appalachian League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, works a pitchers’ drill prior to a game against the Burlington Royals on June 19, 2008, at Dan Daniel Memorial Park in Danville, Va. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

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