MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– Wyatt Toregas has been around baseball most of his life as a player, now he’s getting his first shot as a manager. Toregas, the former catcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians, looking forward to his first shot as skipper of the West Virginia Blackbears.
“Looking forward to getting out there and we’re going to have some fun this summer,” Toregas said on Morgantown A.M.
Toregas, who played college baseball at Virginia Tech, was drafted by the Indians in 2004 and saw action in the big leagues in 2009 with Cleveland and in 2011 with the Pirates. Since, then Toregas has been stayed in baseball, speeding the 2012 season coaching in Indianapolis and working as an advanced scout for the Pirates the past two years.
Toregas made his first visit to Morgantown this week to see the new Monongalia County Ballpark and meet some of the fans around the area. He has been working with many of the young ballplayers will be assigned to the Blackbears during the Pirates extended spring training in Bradenton, Fla. The Blackbears’ roster will be made up of those prospects plus players selected in the Major League Draft later this summer.
Fans have the chance to meet Toregas tonight and ask questions about the upcoming season during a special meet the team event at Schmitts Saloon in Morgantown. There will be a question and answer session from 6 to 7 and a two-hour special coaches show on WAJR-AM.