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Dec 18, 2012 5:14 PM by Great Falls Voyagers Staff

Pete Rose Jr. Named Manager of the Voyagers

The Great Falls Voyagers, the advance rookie affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, announced that Pete Rose Jr. will lead the 2013 Voyagers team.

Rose will be joined by returning coaches Brian Drahman as pitching coach, Charlie Poe as hitting coach, and Kevin Pillifant as the trainer.

New to the staff will be George Timke as strength and conditioning coach.

Rose, 43, had been the manager of the Bristol White Sox for the past two seasons. He appeared in 11 games with the Cincinnati Reds during the 1997 season, going 2-14.

Nick Capra enters his second season as the White Sox director of player development, and Kirk Champion will serve as the organization's field coordinator for the second consecutive season.

The Voyagers made the playoffs in 2012 but were eliminated by Missoula, 2-1, in the best-of-three semifinal round of the Pioneer League Playoffs.

The Voyagers will open their season June 20th against the Billings Mustangs on the road and will return home on June 22nd to face the Missoula Osprey.

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