The Diablos and Invaders each have new managers for the 2013 season. The Diablos lineup is much more powerful than their 2011 lineup.
This will be the last year for the Diablos in the American Association with the San Diego Padres moving a AAA team into a new ballpark in downtown El Paso. The future of the Diablos is unknown. Tim Johnson is the manager of the Diablos and he was the American Association manager of the year. He managed the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1998 season in the Major League. He lead the Diablos to a huge turnaround when he was hired in 2012. The Diablos nearly made the playoffs in the Association despite being buried in the cellar in the first month.
The Invaders now have Chris Ebright as manager, Chris will be managing his first game in the Pecos League against the Diablos.