Joe Pinto, general manager of the busiest ballpark in professional baseball — Roger Dean Stadium — is stepping down and joining the front office of the Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League).
Pinto has been GM of the complex for three years. It’s quite the job: besides overseeing spring training for the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins, the ballpark also hosts two Florida State League teams — the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals — as well as Gulf Coast League and extended-spring play.
The move to Norfolk reunites Pinto with a Ken Young ballclub: he previously served as GM of the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League).
Michael Bauer, who serves as GM for the FSL teams and assistant GM of the complex, will take over for now.
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