Nationals announce 2012 minor league managers, coaches and coordinators

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2012 season. Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba made the joint announcements.

The Nationals promoted two managers within their system, elevating Tony Beasley from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse and Matthew LeCroy from Single-A Potomac to Harrisburg.

In addition to those managerial changes, Washington welcomes two new managers to its chain. Brian Rupp, who spent the previous eight seasons as a coach or manager in the Royals' system, will manage Potomac. Tripp Keister will skipper the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nationals after spending 16 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level.

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 Rupp
Pitching coach: Chris Michalak
Hitting coach: Marlon Anderson

Single-A Hagerstown Suns - South Atlantic League
Manager: Brian Daubach
Pitching coach: Franklin Bravo
Hitting coach: Mark Harris

Single-A Auburn Doubledays - New York-Penn League
Manager: Gary Cathcart
Pitching coach: TBD
Hitting coach - Luis Ordaz

Gulf Coast League Nationals - Rookie League
Manager: Tripp Keister
Pitching coach: Michael Tejera
Hitting coach: Amaury Garcia

Dominical Summer League Nationals - Rookie League
Manager: Sandy Martinez
Pitching coach: Pablo Frias
Hitting coach: Jorge Mejia
Coach: Emiliano Alcantara

Coordinators:
Field Coordinator - Bobby Henley
Pitching Coordinator - Spin Williams
Hitting Coordinator - Rick Schu
Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator - Mark Grater
Infield Coordinator - Jeff Garber
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator - Tony Tarasco
Coordinator of Instruction - Gary Cathcart
Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator - Steve Gober
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Landon Brandes
Minor League Equipment Manager - Calvin Minasian