Veteran minor league manager Tony Franklin will return to the Pulaski Yankees in 2016 as their manager according to sources.
Franklin managed the P-Yanks last season in their first year as a Yankees affiliate and led the team to the Appalachian League playoffs.
Franklin began his managerial career in 1982 with the Geneva Cubs of the NY-Penn League. He remained the Geneva skipper until after the 1985 season. In 1986 he made his debut in the Appalachian League as a manager with the Wytheville Cubs.
From 1989-1993 he managed in the White Sox organization before taking a post as the San Diego Padres infield instructor from 1996-2006. In 2000 he briefly managed the Las Vegas Stars.
In 2007 Tony joined the Yankees organization as the manager of the Double-A Trenton Thunder. He led the Thunder to 3 Eastern League championship titles in his 8 years there. Last season was his first season as the Pulaski Yankees manager, making a return to the Appalachian League.