AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Sod Poodles officially introduced their new team manager, Phillip Wellman, at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
Wellman is a Texas native and brings several years of experience in the Texas League. He was the team manager of the San Antonio Missions, the former San Diego Padres Double A affiliate. He is also one of the winningest coaches in the Texas League.
The San Diego Padres have 10 of the top 100 prospects in all of minor league baseball, and Wellman spoke on how a few of those players could end up in Amarillo following spring training.
Pitchers and catchers report this week, and spring training will last six weeks before roster determinations are made.