Barkett Leaves Flying Tigers to Manage Suns

2009 June 22 #4 Andy Barkett There is an unconfirmed report tonight that Lakeland Flying Tigers Manager Andy Barkett has accepted the position as Manager of the Florida Marlins AA team, the Jacksonville Suns. Barkett had a 193-212 record in three seasons managing the Flying Tigers. We’ll post more information here as it becomes available.

Update: Lakeland Flying Tiger General Manager Zach Burek confirmed Burkett’s departure, “Unfortunately for us that is correct. Andy was great to work with for three years and I wish him great success with his new team.”

Other Lakeland Local articles on Barkett:

Nov 1, 2007: Flying Tigers Get New Manager
Aug 30, 2009: Andy Barkett Gets Winter Job

Creative Commons License photo credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local