Yankees name Aaron Ledesma new RiverDogs manager

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The New York Yankees have announced that Aaron Ledesma, the former hitting and third base coach of the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, will manage the Charleston RiverDogs in 2011.

Ledesma replaces Greg Colbrunn, who held the post for one season. Colbrunn will be returning as the team's hitting coach, a spot he held for the three seasons prior to his managerial debut.

Ledesma joined the Yankees organization for the 2008 season as the hitting coach for the High-A Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League. During that campaign, the T-Yankees finished fourth in the league in doubles, tied for sixth in triples and boasted the third-lowest strikeout total in the FSL.

In the two seasons that Ledesma spent in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the International League club captured consecutive North Division Championships.

Make your way to the official RiverDogs website for the full post on Ledesma and his coaching background.

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