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TigsTown Q&A: 'Caps Manager Joe DePastino

DePastino will take the reigns at Fifth Third

Joe DePastino was recently named the new Manager for the Midwest League Champion West Michigan Whitecaps, replacing Tom Brookens who was promoted to AA-Erie. Joe was a 7th round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1992, and played 13 seasons in the minors with a .266 career average and 470 RBI in 952 games played with six organizations. He made his Major League debut with the New York Mets in 2003.

TigsTown: Joe, congratulations on being named the Manager in West Michigan! I have to imagine you are quite excited about the opportunity; how did it go over when it came down from the Tigers? Joe DePastino: It was awesome! You know, I'm still like a little kid. It feels weird; I'm more excited now than I was when I was playing, to go to spring training. I can't wait for the season to start. I...

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