NEW BRITAIN - Former New Britain Bees manager Ray Ricker is on his way to the profession ranks.
The Bees announced Saturday that Ricker, who was expected to manage the bees this upcoming season, signed a contract to join the Philadelphia Phillies organization in an unspecified role.
“Working in the majors is everyone’s goal in baseball,” New Britain general manager Brad Smith said in a statement. “While we were looking forward to working with Ray this season in New Britain, we couldn’t be happier for him that this opportunity presented itself.”
The Bees expect to hire a new manager soon, but Ricker will continue to assist within the organization until then.