There is some personnel news to report, as Josh Olerud has been promoted to president of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League).
Today is a busy for personnel news around Minor League Baseball, so we will have more announcements this afternoon. Starting off is the news from the RailRiders, as Olerud’s promotion coincides with the departure of general manager Jeremy Ruby.
“Josh has done an incredible job leading the team during the past year and has created an exciting atmosphere for the community and all of our fans to enjoy RailRiders baseball at PNC Field,” said David Abrams, co-managing owner of the RailRiders.
“I’m excited for Josh’s promotion and looking forward to the team’s continued success and growth in NEPA,” said owner Bob Mills. “I have full confidence that he’s completely prepared to lead us into 2017 and beyond.”
The SWB RailRiders also announce that Jeremy Ruby will be leaving the organization for the general manager position with The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. His new position will start on Monday, Dec. 12.
“The last two decades of my life have been intertwined with this team,” said Ruby, who began his baseball front office career as an SWB intern in 1998. “But I got an opportunity that I could not pass up at this time in my life. While it’s bittersweet to exit the baseball lifestyle, I’m supremely excited to join forces with the great folks at Live Nation Entertainment”.
“I can’t thank Jeremy enough for his leadership and friendship,” said Olerud. “He will be deeply missed, but we all certainly understand his decision granted his tremendous new opportunity. We will still be working hard as a team to get ready for the 2017 season and the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game over the coming months.”