Evansville Otters Hire New General Manager

The team also hired a new Director of Marketing and Community Relations as they look to play in 2021.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 1:46 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 4:17 PM

While there remains questions if there will be a 2021 season for the Evansville Otters, there is a new leader in the front office.

The Otters announced Tuesday that Travis Painter has been hired as the new General Manager for the baseball team.

Painter, who has served the last five years as the General Manager for the Hagerstown, MD Suns, will take the reins for the Otters, who haven't played a game since 2019.

The 2020 Frontier League baseball season was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"I'm eager to get working for the 2021 season with the Evansville Otters," Painter said.

"I'm excited to utilize my previous experiences and bring in new ideas to keep the Otters at the top of the Frontier League.  I can't wait to see what Otters baseball is like at Historic Bosse Field."

Along with hiring Painter, the Otters announced that Evansville-native Brittany Skinner will be the new Director of Marketing and Community Relations.  Skinner, a University of Southern Indiana and North High School graduate, will oversee marketing, promotional, and social media efforts for the team.

The Evansville Otters were 57 wins and 39 losses in 2019.  The team was swept in the Frontier League playoffs by River City.  Since the 2019 season, the Frontier League has expanded to 16 teams, including teams from the former Cam-Am League.

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