Boyd Sports has signed a memorandum of understanding to manage the Greeneville Reds (Rookie; Appalachian League), adding the team to the organization’s portfolio.
Plans were announced late last month for the Reds, who are taking the place of the Greeneville Astros at Pioneer Park beginning with the 2018 season. The team’s day-to-day operations will be handled by Boyd Sports, the organization that owns the Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) and that has managed the Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie; Appalachian League) since 2016.
As part of its plan for Greeneville, Boyd Sports will have a role for Paul Kleinhans-Schulz, who had originally been named the Reds general manager by Main Street Baseball. More from The Greeneville Sun:
“We are extremely excited to add the Greeneville Reds to our Boyd Sports team,” President and COO Chris Allen said in the statement. “The facility at Tusculum College will provide us with a great opportunity to do some really great things in Greeneville. We are thrilled to be working with the Reds, and we can’t wait to get started to make a big impact in the Greeneville community.”
Allen said in an interview Wednesday that Paul Kleinhans-Schulz — who has been acting as general manager for the Greeneville Reds for weeks — will remain on board, though his exact role with Boyd Sports has not been finalized.
Kleinhans-Schulz had been an employee of Main Street Baseball, another sports management company with several minor league teams around the country. But he will officially join the Boyd Sports group.
“Paul has already made headway with a lot of people in the [Greeneville] community,” Allen said.
Additional details on Boyd Sports’ plans for the Reds are expected to be announced next month.
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