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The Columbus Clippers and the Cleveland Indians announced their new manager and staff today.

According to the team, Tony Mansolino, 36, will take over the dugout for the 2019 season.

This will be Mansolino’s fourth season as a manager in Cleveland’s farm system. The Newport Beach native managed the Lake County Captains of Class A to a 72-68 record in 2016, and then Lynchburg Hillcats of Advanced A to the Carolina League Championship with an 87-52 season in 2017. Tony was named the Manager of the Year in 2017.

Last season, Mansolino managed the Double-A Akron RubberDucks to a second-place finish in the Eastern League with a 78-62 record.

Columbus opens its 2019 season on April 4 at home against Indianapolis.