Jamie Dismuke, who was named in October as the team’s new manager, has instead taken a job as hitting coach for the Class AAA Gwinnett (Ga.) Braves, according to the daytondailynews.com. Wha?? Gets better.
Leon Roberts, a former minor-league hitting coordinator with the Reds, was announced as the Dragons manager for 2007. However, before the season, he took the same job with the Braves that Dismuke is taking, when the franchise’s AAA team was in Richmond, Va. Now Roberts is the Braves’ minor-league coordinator, and he helped pry Dismuke away from the Reds.