Unger chosen as GM for Cards’ Triple-A affiliate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Craig Unger has been hired as general manager of the Memphis Redbirds as the St. Louis Cardinals take over daily management of their Triple-A affiliate.

Unger joined the Cardinals organization in 2008. He helped return the team’s radio broadcasts to KMOX, served as field producer for the 2009 All-Star game at Busch Stadium and coordinated the 2011 World Series victory parade. Unger is moving permanently to the Memphis area, where he’s spent the past few months assisting in the ownership transition.

Unger said ”this is a special moment in our team’s history, with the best days ahead of us,” in a statement Monday announcing his appointment.

Ben Weiss, who had been the Redbirds’ general manager since 2009, is now a senior adviser assisting Unger in daily management of the team.