Greeneville Astros

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Team History[edit]

After over 60 years without professional baseball, Greeneville, Tennessee got a team when the Martinsville Astros of the Appalachian League became the Greeneville Astros in 2004. Led by skipper Tim Bogar, they captured a league crown in their first season. Outfielder Mitch Einertson led the circuit with 22 home runs and 60 RBIs and was named Appalachian League Player of the Year. Reliever Enyelbert Soto notched a league best 13 saves and has an ERA of just 0.84.

In 2005, Russ Nixon replaced Bogar at the helm of the club. On the field, the team struggled to a sub-.500 record, and outfielder Josh Flores provided one of the few bright spots, hitting .335 and making the league's All-Star team. Former big league shortstop Ivan DeJesus took over as the Astros manager in 2006.

After the 2017 season Houston left Greeneville and the Appalachian League [1] and the Cincinnati Reds stepped in, renamed the team the Greeneville Reds.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2004 41-26 1st Tim Bogar League Champs Pete Rancont
2005 29-37 3rd Russ Nixon Pete Rancont
2006 34-33 4th (t) Ivan DeJesus Pete Rancont
2007 17-51 9th Rodney Linares Stubby Clapp
2008 30-36 7th Rodney Linares D.J. Boston Travis Driskill
2009 27-40 9th Rodney Linares Stubby Clapp Rick Aponte
2010 31-35 8th Ed Romero Dave Borkowski
2011 25-43 8th Omar Lopez Josh Bonifay Rick Aponte
2012 36-32 5th (t) Omar Lopez Cesar Cedeno Héctor Mercado
2013 38-30 4th Josh Bonifay Lost League Finals Cesar Cedeno Joshua Miller
2014 32-34 8th Josh Bonifay Cesar Cedeno Joshua Miller Wladimir Sutil
2015 34-33 4th Lamarr Rogers League Champs Cesar Cedeno Joshua Miller
2016 33-34 6th Josh Bonifay Cesar Cedeno Bill Murphy Wladimir Sutil
2017 33-34 5th (t) Danny Ortega Lost in 1st round Cesar Cedeno Erick Abreu