A Cincinnati Reds club in the Appalachian League could be announced Friday, with the Reds set to replace the Houston Astros in Greeneville.
The Astros brought an end to the Greeneville Astros after the 2017 season, but a replacement has seemed likely given the market and solid condition of Pioneer Park. Multiple teams—including the Reds, Phillies, and Indians–showed interest in establishing a Greeneville affiliate, and it now appears that the Reds are poised to make an official announcement.
On Friday, the Reds will confirm their plans for an Appalachian League team in Greeneville as part of their Reds Caravan. More from the Knoxville News Sentinel:
Tusculum announced Wednesday that members of the Cincinnati Reds organization would be in Greeneville on Friday as part of the South Tour of the Reds Caravan.
“We are excited to host the Reds Caravan and team ownership to our community,” said Tusculum president Dr. James Hurley in a school release. “The Cincinnati Reds have a rich history of baseball excellence throughout the south. We are more excited about a joint announcement that will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday.”
No mention of what the announcement entailed was included in the release.
Pioneer Park is located on the campus of Tusculum College, and has hosted Appalachian League action since opening in 2004.
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