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Binghamton Mets (2013: 86-55) – New York Mets
Manager: Pedro Lopez (2013: Binghamton; Career: 586-540)
Pitching Coach: Glenn Abbott
Hitting Coach: Luis Rivera
Key Returnees: OF Greg Vaughn, SS Wilfredo Tovar, LHP Adam Kolarek
New Guys: C Kevin Plawecki, OF/3B Dustin Lawley
Home: NYSEG Stadium (Capacity: 6,012; 181 miles from Harrisburg)

Trenton Thunder (2013: 74-67 EL Champs) – New York Yankees
Manager: Tony Franklin (2013: Trenton; Career: 1153-1042)
Pitching Coach: Tommy Phelps
Hitting Coach: Marcus Thames
Coach: Orlando Mercado
Key Returnees: C Gary Sanchez, OF Mason Williams, RHP Bryan Mitchell, 3B Rob Segedin
New Guys: 2B/OF Robert Refsnyder
Home: Mercer County Waterfront Park (Capacity: 6,341; 132 miles from Harrisburg)

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (2013: 68-72) – Toronto Blue Jays
Manager: Bobby Meachem (2013: Dunedin Blue Jays 63-68; Career: 390-442)
Pitching Coach: Jim Czajkowski
Hitting Coach: Jon Nunnally
Key Returnees: SS Kevin Nolan, RHP Deck McGuire, C A.J. Jimenez, OF Brad Glenn
New Guys: RHP Aaron Sanchez
Home: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (Capacity: 7,500; 430 miles from Harrisburg)

Portland Sea Dogs (2013: 68-73) – Boston Red Sox
Manager: Billy McMillon (2013: Salem Red Sox 76-64; Career: 299-257)
Pitching Coach: Bob Kipper
Hitting Coach: Rich Gedman
Key Returnees: LHP Henry Owens, RHP Keith Couch, SS Deven Marrero
New Guys: 2B Mookie Betts, C Blake Swihart
Home: Hadlock Field (Capacity: 7,368; 480 miles from Harrisburg)

New Britain Rock Cats (2013: 66-76) – Minnesota Twins
Manager: Jeff Smith (2013: New Britain; Career: 567-553)
Pitching Coach: Stu Cliburn
Hitting Coach: Chad Allen
Key Returnees: OF Reynaldo Rodriguez, 3B Miguel Sano
New Guys: OF Byron Buxton, 1B Kennys Vargas, LHP Sean Gilmartin
Home: New Britain Stadium (Capacity: 6,146; 271 miles from Harrisburg)

Reading Fightins (2013: 62-80) – Philadelphia Phillies
Manager: Dusty Wathan (2013: Reading; Career: 396-376)
Pitching Coach: David Lundquist
Hitting Coach: Rob Ducey
Key Returnees: OF Kelly Dugan, LHP Jesse Biddle, C Tommy Joseph
New Guys: OF Aaron Altherr, OF Cameron Perkins
Home: FirstEnergy Stadium (Capacity: 9,000; 65 miles from Harrisburg)

Harrisburg Senators (2013: 77-65) – Washington Nationals
Manager: Brian Daubach (2013: Potomac Nationals 84-55; Career 325-277)
Pitching Coach: Chris Michalak
Hitting Coach: Mark Harris
Coach: Melvin Dorta
Key Returnees: RHP AJ Cole, 1B Matt Skole, RHP Richie Mirowski
New Guys to Watch: OF Michael Taylor, LHP Sammy Solis
Home: Metro Bank Park (Capacity: 6,187)

Erie SeaWolves (76-66) – Detroit Tigers
Manager: Lance Parrish (2013: Erie, Career 161-194)
Pitching Coach: Jaime Garcia
Hitting Coach: Gerald Perry
Key Returnees: C Ramon Cabrera, RHP Warwick Saupold, INF Eugenio Suarez
New Guys: 2B Devon Travis, RHP Corey Knebel
Home: Jerry Uht Park (Capacity: 6,952, 298 miles from Harrisburg)

Bowie Baysox (2013: 71-71) – Baltimore Orioles
Manager: Gary Kendall (2013: Bowie; Career 556-571)
Pitching Coach: Blaine Beatty
Hitting Coach: Butch Davis
Key Returnees: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, RHP Marcel Prado, INF Garabez Rosa
New Guys: LHP Tim Berry, C Michael Ohlman
Home: Prince George’s Stadium (Capacity: 10,000, 109 miles from Harrisburg)

Richmond Flying Squirrels (2013: 70-72) – San Francisco Giants
Manager: Russ Morman (2013: Hitting Coach AAA Fresno; Career 211-202)
Pitching Coach: Ross Grimsley
Hitting Coach: Ken Joyce
Key Returnees: LHP Jack Snodgrass, 1B Angel Villalona
New Guys: RHP Kyle Crick, LHP Adalberto Mejia, LHP Ty Blach
Home: The Diamond (Capacity: 9,560, 216 miles from Harrisburg)

Akron RubberDucks (2013: 68-73) – Cleveland Indians
Manager: Dave Wallace (2013: Carolina Mudcats 57-83; Career 169-185)
Pitching Coach: Jeff Harris
Hitting Coach: Rouglas Odor
Key Returnees: SS Francisco Lindor, OF Tyler Naquin, RHP Cody Anderson
New Guys: 2B Joe Wendle, C Tony Wolters
Home: Canal Park (Capacity: 9,097, 310 miles from Harrisburg)

Altoona Curve (2013: 63-79) – Pittsburgh Pirates
Manager: Carlos Garcia (2013: Altoona; Career 197-219)
Pitching Coach: Stan Kyles
Hitting Coach: Ryan Long
Coach: Miles Durham
Key Returnees: SS Alen Hanson, RHP Nick Kingham, LHP Joely Rodriguez
New Guys: OF Willy Garcia, OF Keon Braxton
Home: People’s Natural Gas Field aka “The Fart” (Capacity: 7,210, 138 miles from Harrisburg)

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