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Phillip Wellman earns 1,000th win

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Manager Phillip Wellman of the Mississippi Braves watches batting practice on April 12, 2008, at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Braves farm system manager Phillip Wellman earned his 1,000th win this week. Details from MiLB.com.

A bit of trivia: As a Minor Leaguer, Wellman played for the Anderson (S.C.) Braves in 1984.

We Meet Again – Paez and Marks

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Shortstop Michael Paez (3) of the Columbia Fireflies, left, laughs with former Coastal Carolina teammate Anthony Marks (29) of the Augusta GreenJackets, after Marks landed on second base in a game on Opening Day, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the first time the two met on the field since Coastal won the NCAA National Championship in 2016.

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies takes a practice swing during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies works a fielding drill during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies laughs with teammates during the first practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

LHP Brian Johnson of the Greenville Drive

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Pitcher Brian Johnson (28) of the Greenville Drive pitches in his debut against the Charleston RiverDogs on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Johnson was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st Round (31st overall) in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Florida. Charleston won, 5-0. Johnson is the No. 15 prospect for the Boston Red Sox, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

There is only one member of the 2013 Greenville Drive represented in the 2013 Topps Heritage Minor League card set, released yesterday. Thank goodness at least they used my photo . . .

Former Drive 3B Garin Cecchini on Futures roster

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Third baseman Garin Cecchini (17) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Charleston RiverDogs on June 2, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 10-4. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Greenville Drive third baseman Garin Cecchini, now playing in Class AA, has been named to the U.S. team for Sunday’s Futures Game in New York. The Futures Game provides a national TV spotlight for some of baseball’s top Minor League prospects.

Cecchini was named to replace Joey Gallo, who will be unable to play due to injury. He joins fellow former Drive player Anthony Ranaudo on the U.S. team; Xander Bogaerts will be playing for the world team.

Randolph Oduber of the Potomac Nationals

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Randolph Oduber of the Potomac Nationals runs out a grounder in a game against the Carolina Mudcats as the sun goes down on Friday, June 21, 2013, at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won, 5-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Challenging light can really keep you on your toes. My toes were aching after this game recently in Woodbridge, Va.

 

Brandon Nimmo of the Savannah Sand Gnats

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Brandon Nimmo of the Savannah Sand Gnats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Nimmo has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

 

Jesus Galindo of the Augusta GreenJackets

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Outfielder Jesus Galindo (33) of the Augusta GreenJackets in a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Augusta won, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Galindo has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.