Nationals announce 2013 minor league managers, coaches and coordinators

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2013 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 announcement.

The Nationals promoted two managers within their system, elevating Brian Daubach from Single-A Hagerstown to High-A Potomac and Tripp Kiester from the Gulf Coast League to Single-A Hagerstown. Washington also promoted Mark Harris from hitting coach of the Hagerstown Suns to the same position with the Potomac Nationals. In addition to those managerial and coaching changes, Washington welcomes a new manager to its chain, selecting Patrick Anderson to manage the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nationals.

Gary Thurman will serve as the Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator, replacing Tony Tarasco, who was recently named the Nationals' first-base coach.

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

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- 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