ZEBULON -- The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Joe Ayrault will once again return as manager of the Carolina Mudcats for the 2019 season.
Ayrault enters his third year as manager of the Mudcats and will be joined this year by Pitching Coach Cameron Castro, Hitting Coach Bobby Bell, Coach Fidel Peña, Athletic Trainer Matt Deal and Strength and Conditioning Specialist Jonah Mergen.
Ayrault, Bell and Mergen are all returnees to the Carolina staff; with Ayrault returning for his third straight with the Mudcats and eighth straight as manager of Milwaukee's Class-A Advanced affiliate.
Bell is back for his second consecutive season with the Mudcats, and Mergen, like Ayrault, returns for his third in Carolina as well.
Castro, Peña and Deal all enter their first seasons with Carolina; with Castro joining the Mudcats and Brewers organization for the first time.
"We're really excited to see Joe back as our Manager once again this season," said Joe Kremer, Mudcats Vice President and General Manager.
Carolina opens regular season action April 4 with a road game against the Down East Wood Ducks.