The Nationals will announce their 2013 minor league coaching staff and coordinators later today. A club source told MASNsports.com that the biggest changes are two managerial promotions at the Single-A level.
Brian Daubach moves from low Single-A Hagerstown to high Single-A Potomac as manager, while Tripp Keister steps up from the Gulf Coast League Nationals to manage the Suns.
Hitting coach Mark Harris has been promoted from Hagerstown to Potomac. Former Potomac manager Brian Rupp moves to hitting coach at Hagerstown, while Marlon Anderson has left the organization.
Patrick Anderson joins the club as manager of the Gulf Coast Nationals.
As previously announced, Gary Thurman is the new outfield/baserunning coordinator to replace Tony Tarasco, who is now the first base coach for the Nationals.
Tony Beasley remains the manager for Triple-A Syracuse and Matt LeCroy continues to manage the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. Their respective staffs also remain intact.
Here is a rundown of the coaching staff for each affiliate and the coordinators for the Nationals' minor league operations:
Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (International League)
Manager- Tony Beasley
Pitching coach- Greg Booker
Hitting coach- Troy Gingrich
Double-A Harrisburg Senators (Eastern League)
Manager- Matthew LeCroy
Pitching coach- Paul Menhart
Hitting coach- Eric Fox
Single-A Potomac Nationals (Carolina League)
Manager- Brian Daubach
Pitching coach- Chris Michalak
Hitting coach- Mark Harris
Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League)
Manager- Tripp Keister
Pitching coach- Franklin Bravo
Hitting coach- Brian Rupp
Short-Season Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League)
Manager- Gary Cathcart
Pitching coach- Sam Narron
Hitting coach- Luis Ordaz
Rookie-Level GCL Nationals (Gulf Coast League)
Manager- Patrick Anderson
Pitching coach- Michael Tejera
Hitting coach- Amaury Garcia
Rookie-Level DSL Nationals (Dominican Summer League)
Manager- Sandy Martinez
Pitching coach- Pablo Frias
Hitting coach- Jorge Mejia
Coach- Emiliano Alcantara
Coach- Michael Moscat
Field coordinator- Bobby Henley
Pitching coordinator- Spin Williams
Hitting coordinator- Rick Schu
Rehabilitation pitching coordinator- Mark Grater
Infield coordinator- Jeff Garber
Outfield/baserunning coordinator- Gary Thurman
Coordinator of instruction- Gary Cathcart
Medical and rehabilitation coordinator- Mike McGowan
Strength and conditioning coordinator- Landon Brandes
Minor league equipment manager- Calvin Minasian