Anthony Iapoce to become 2023 Mud Hens manager

Jan 16, 2023 167

The Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens announced today that Anthony Iapoce (eye-uh-POH-see) has been hired as the 2023 manager of the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens. Iapoce becomes the tenth person to manage the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field and the 58th in Toledo baseball history.

The 49-year-old from Astoria, NY worked last year as the senior hitting coordinator with the Boston Red Sox. Prior to that, he spent six years as a big-league hitting coach. Iapoce spent 2016 through 2018 in that role with the Texas Rangers before joining the Chicago Cubs and filling that role from 2019 through 2021. He has minor league experience as a minor league instructor for three seasons with the Cubs from 2013-2015.

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