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Mudcats' Ayrault returning for third season as manager

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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.

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