It was an open secret, but Karl Gélinas is the new manager of the Quebec Diamonds of the Quebec Elite Junior Baseball League (LBJÉQ).
Gélinas, who played pitcher for the Capitales de Quebec over 13 seasons (excluding 2020), officially succeeds Dominik Walsh, who left office after leading the junior club to four playoff championships in seven years. Walsh will remain involved as Managing Director.
Gélinas’ appointment had become unofficial last week when the news began to circulate in the media. He will continue his role with the Canadian Baseball Academy in Montreal.
“We are very happy with this duo, let’s say that it came a little together,” said the president of Diamonds, Charles Demers. I wanted to keep the culture of the organization and keep a certain stability. Then, it also had to match for the coach [d’avoir Walsh comme directeur général]. “
Demers, who is also at the general management of the Capitals, has also indicated that Gélinas will act as a pitching instructor for the professional club of the Independent Frontier League. At this time, the former Los Angeles Angels prospect (Anaheim at the time) is not expected to return to the mound due to differing regulations regarding the number of veterans per team in the Frontier. Gélinas holds the record for the most victories in the history of the organization with 85.