Dinkelman excited to be new Kernels manager

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Kernels officially introduced new manager Brian Dinkelman at their annual Hot Stove Banquet on Wednesday.

Dinkelman is in his fourth season with the Kernels. The previous three seasons, he served as the team's hitting coach.

"Ever since I got in the coaching ranks, I thought I wanted to be a manager at some point," said Dinkelman. "I didn't know it would happen this soon."

The Kernels begin the 2019 season at home versus Peoria on Thursday, Apr. 4.