By Tiffany Williams –
In just 20 days, on April 5 the Worcester Red Sox will kickoff their 2022 season and they’ll do it on the road against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Opening day at Polar Park is the following Tuesday on April 12, against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
One of the changes in 2022 is that the WooSox, their no longer in the Triple-A East.
The WooSox put it best, “The International League is back – and the WooSox are proud members!”
“All 20 teams from Triple-A East are now members of the International League (or IL for short),” said the WooSox in a statement on Tuesday.
The International League (Triple-A) includes the Buffalo Bisons, Charlotte Knights, Columbus Clippers, Durham Bulls, Gwinnett Stripers, Indianapolis Indians, Iowa Cubs, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Louisville Bats, Memphis Redbirds, Nashville Sounds, Norfolk Tides, Omaha Storm Chasers, Rochester Red Wings, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, St. Paul Saints, Syracuse Mets, Toledo Mud Hens, and Worcester Red Sox.
Peter Woodfork, Major League Baseball’s Senior Vice President of Minor League Operations and Development said, “Major League Baseball is pleased to restore the historic names for each of the minor leagues that our fans are familiar with.”
Woodfork also said, “We are excited for what the future holds for each of these leagues and the communities that make up Minor League Baseball.”