Ingle’s return was announced by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, and was one of several changes the club revealed pertaining to the farm system.
Ingle previously managed the R-Braves from 2006-2010. He then spent last season with the Danville Braves of the rookie-level Appalachian League.
“I am very pleased to be coming back to Rome,” said Ingle when reached by phone on Tuesday night.
“It’s familiar territory for me, and I am looking forward to it.”
Ingle has been in the Atlanta organization for 32 years, including his time as a player, coach and manager. He has won the organization’s Manger of the Year award on multiple occasions.
During his first stint in Rome, he directed the R-Braves to the playoffs in 2006.
Now, he’s excited about returning to State Mutual Stadium this spring.
“It’s like coming back home,” said Ingle. “I think it’s one of the best places to be, and I’ve made a lot of friends in Rome.”
The Atlanta organization also announced on Tuesday that former Rome Braves manager Rocket Wheeler will be the manager of the Gulf Coast League (rookie-level) Braves this season.
Wheeler was the skipper for Rome from 2003-2005, and was the manager for the Class AA Mississippi Braves this past season.