TN Smokies announce 2015 staff

KODAK, TN (December 17, 2014) – The Chicago Cubs today announced their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson.

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Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in Kodak as an assistant coach and the fifth season at the helm of the Smokies for Bailey.

The Smokies are slated to begin the 2015 campaign on the road against the Mississippi Braves, the Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, on Thursday, April 9, 2015 before returning to Tennessee to begin their 2015 home slate on Wednesday, April 15 versus the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

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