Kevin Boles announced as new manager for WhistlePigs in 2023

Former Triple-A manager for the Syracuse Mets

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- The Princeton WhistlePigs announced that Kevin Boles will take over as manager for the 2023 season, replacing Jeff Carter.

Boles brings 20 years of managerial experience to Princeton. He managed the Triple-A Syracuse Mets in 2022 after serving as Double-A Binghamton’s manager in 2019. He also managed the team’s Alternate Training Site in Brooklyn in 2020 and was New York’s minor league field coordinator in 2020-21. Boles previously worked in the Red Sox organization, managing Triple-A Pawtucket (2014-18), Double-A Portland (2011-13), Advanced-A Salem (2010) and Low-A Greenville (2008-09). Boles won the 2014 Governors’ Cup title as the International League champions in his first season with Pawtucket. Following the 2018 season, Baseball America recognized Boles as the International League’s Best Managerial Prospect.

Boles made his managerial debut in 2000 at age 25 with the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League Marlins. He managed the Marlins’ Short-Season-A Utica affiliate the next year and Kansas City’s Rookie-Level Arizona League 2 team in ‘03. Boles then managed in the minors with the Minnesota Twins for four seasons, helming Advanced-A Fort Myers (2006-07), Low-A Beloit (2005) and Low-A Quad Cities (2004). As a player, Boles was a catcher at the University of South Florida before the Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 42nd round of the 1998 MLB Draft. He spent two seasons as a player before joining the coaching ranks.