The Biloxi Shuckers will go into their second season without general manager Buck Rogers, who resigned Friday for personal reasons.
The news was posted on the Shuckers' website and announced in a press release. It says Rogers, a 19-year Minor League Baseball executive, operated the Shuckers through construction of MGM Park, creation of a front office staff and the inaugural season that took the team to the playoffs.
"I truly appreciate the opportunity and trust from the ownership group to be a part of the launch of the franchise at MGM Park," Rogers said. "The experience has been amazing and I can't thank them enough for allowing me to be a part of it. The staff and my successor will take the operation to new levels and the community will have something to be proud of for years to come."
Team president Ken Young said, "Buck did an outstanding job under trying circumstances this year. His passion and commitment were contagious and we are sorry to see him leave."
Tim Bennett, an owner of the team, said Friday, "I've enjoyed working with Buck for the last couple of years. He's been a heck of a general manager for us. I wish him the best."
The Biloxi Shuckers will begin searching for a new general manager immediately, the press release said. Chris Birch, director of sales, will serve as interim general manager.