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2014 Reno Aces Feature Many New Faces

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This is a new team for the most part, led by new manager Phil Nevin. Nevin replaces the man known as Bugsy. Of course we are talking about Brett Butler.

Nevin played Major League Baseball for 12 years and now he's the skipper.

"I think he's going to let the guys that have the talent play," said Reno Aces General Manager Rick Parr. "I think it's going to be interesting because I've never seen him manage a game. I think he knows the players very well and I think he's going to motivate the players very differently. You're going to see an exciting game one way or the other."

The new manager will be leading some new faces for the Aces starting with Didi Gregorius. The Aces shortstop was barely beaten out for the position with the Diamondbacks, but now he brings his talents to the Biggest Little City.

Another name you will become familiar with is Archie Bradley, who was selected by Major League Baseball as the number one prospect in the minor leagues.

He was 14 and 5 last year and is expected to get to the big leagues before long.

Bradley might have an easier go of it from the mound than Aces pitchers from the past because of the newly implemented humidor. It's a big room infused with humid air and puts a little moisture in the baseballs.

"If you get a chance, hold a regular baseball that we use to play with and hold a humidor-based baseball. The baseballs have to stay in there for two weeks. You'll see the humidor baseball is heavier by far. I think it will help out our pitching."

You can catch the full interview with Rick Parr on Face the State this Saturday at 4:30am and Sunday at 6:30am or 3pm.

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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