Mudcats' Ayrault returning for third season as manager
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Carolina Mudcats manager Joe Ayrault, who has been at the helm for the Mudcats for the last two seasons, will return for a third year, the Milwaukee Brewers announced on Thursday in a press release detailing the team’s 2019 coaching staff.
Ayrault has a 138-138 record in three seasons in Zebulon, and has managed the Milwaukee Brewers’ single-A affiliate for the last seven seasons; he has been a minor league manager for the last 13 seasons. The Mudcats joined the Brewers’ farm system in 2016.
Ayrault is a former catcher who spent his entire career in the Atlanta Braves’ organization, playing for a season in 1993 for the Durham Bulls, then a member of the Carolina League.
The Mudcats season begins on Apr. 4 in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks, with opening night at Five County Stadium coming on Apr. 11.