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    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
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    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.
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Tyron Guerrero

Guerrero promoted; TinCaps get 3 pitchers

All-Star reliever Tyron Guerrero has joined Mallex Smith and Coby Cowgill in being promoted to high-A Lake Elsinore, the TinCaps announced Thursday less than two hours before the start of the season's second half.

Guerrero was 6-1 with a 1.00 ERA as a setup man, giving the TinCaps a lockdown presence in the late innings. Along with the loss of Smith, an All-Star center fielder, TinCaps manager Michael Collins now has two big voids to fill as the team begins a four-game series with West Michigan.

The Padres shifted around some pitchers to replenish the TinCaps' roster. The three new additions are Josh Richardson, a right-hander demoted from Lake Elsinore, and righty Jorge Guzman and lefty Jeffrey Enloe, both promoted from short-season Eugene.

After the turnover, Fort Wayne's active roster consists of 24 players. Shortstop Chase Jensen (right ring finger) is close to being ready to come off the disabled list and is therefore a candidate to fill the open spot.