Bowling Green native Andy Tracy is the manager of the Columbus Clippers, the Class AAA baseball affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Tracy, an outstanding athlete at Bowling Green High School and a top-notch baseball player for Bowling Green State University, was the hitting coach for the Clippers before being hired to be the manager, replacing Tony Mansolino.

As part of MLB’s realignment, the Triple-A East is made up of 20 teams spread across three divisions. Columbus is in the Midwest Division and will play their usual foes, Toledo, Louisville, and Indianapolis as well as Iowa, Omaha, St. Paul, Memphis, and Nashville.

Tracy played professionally with the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies in the major leagues and in the minor leagues with affiliates of the New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles and the Arizona Diamondbacks.He then spent seven seasons in the minor leagues working with teams in the Phillies organization before being hired by Cleveland.