LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington Legends will have a familiar face in a new position for the 2019 season.
Former Major Leaguer and past Legends infielder, Brooks Conrad, has been named manager of the Lexington Legends.
The 2019 season will be Brooks’ second season managing in the Kansas City Royals organization, having spent the 2018 season as manager for the Rookie level Burlington Royals.
After being selected in the eighth round of the 2001 Draft by the Houston Astros, Conrad played in 38 games for the Lexington Legends in 2003. Conrad would make his MLB debut in 2008 and go on to spend six years in the Major Leagues with the Oakland Athletics (2008), Atlanta Braves (2009-2011), Toronto Blue Jays (2012), Milwaukee Brewers (2012), Tampa Bay Rays (2012) and most recently, the San Diego Padres in 2014.
“The Legends are thrilled to welcome former Lexington Legend, Brooks Conrad to the Bluegrass” says Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “We were very fortunate to have a great coaching staff in 2018 who brought the Championship trophy to Lexington and we can’t wait to defend that title.”
Opening Day 2019 will be on Thursday, April 4 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark versus the Delmarva Shorebirds, affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.