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Braves Name Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler Manager for Single-A Florida

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has made an adjustment to its player development staff, naming Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler as the manager of the Single-A Florida Fire Frogs.
June 22, 2017

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has made an adjustment to its player development staff, naming Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler as the manager of the Single-A Florida Fire Frogs. Paul Runge has been reassigned within the organization as a roving instructor. Wheeler will manage the team tonight vs. Fort Myers.Wheeler

The Atlanta Braves today announced the organization has made an adjustment to its player development staff, naming Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler as the manager of the Single-A Florida Fire Frogs. Paul Runge has been reassigned within the organization as a roving instructor. Wheeler will manage the team tonight vs. Fort Myers.
Wheeler spent the first half of this year as an on-field advisor for the Braves after spending his first 14 seasons in the organization as a minor league manager. He returns to the bench of the club's high-A affiliate, where he managed from 2006-2010 and then again in 2016. He earned Minor League Manager of the Year honors from Baseball America in 2008 after leading Myrtle Beach to a franchise-record 89 wins.