Score it an error: Major League Baseball this week restored the historic names for each of the minor leagues, after meddling with the names last season. After playing last season in the High-A East League, the hometown Asheville Tourists will open the 2022 season in the South Atlantic League.
Also last season, the Tourists changed their parent club affiliation to the Houston Astros, a decision that MLB failed to rectify this season.
The Tourists home opener is April 12 versus the Greenville Drive. — Peter Lewis