SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles announced their minor league managers, coaches and staff earlier today, including the previously reported hiring of John Wasdin as minor league pitching coordinator, Buck Britton as Single-A Delmarva’s hitting coach coach, Mark Hendrickson as short-season Single-A Aberdeen’s pitching coach and Carlos Tosca as Gulf Coast League Orioles manager.
Wasdin replaces Rick Peterson, who held the title of director of pitching development since January 2012.
Britton is a former infielder in the Orioles system and the older brother of Orioles closer Zach Britton. Hendrickson spent 10 seasons in the majors, his last three with the Orioles. Tosca managed the Blue Jays from 2002-04 and later served as bench coach with the Marlins and Braves.
Ron Johnson returns for his sixth season as Triple-A Norfolk manager, along with Gary Kendal for his seventh season as Double-A Bowie manager, Keith Bodie for his second season as Single-A Frederick manager, Ryan Minor for his fourth season as Delmarva manager and Kevin Bradshaw for his second season as Aberdeen manager. Elvis Morel is managing the Dominican Summer League team.
The Orioles moved up their minor league pitching coaches after Alan Mills was hired as bullpen coach. Kennie Steentra goes from Frederick to Bowie, Blaine Beatty from Delmarva to Frederick and Justin Lord from Aberdeen to Delmarva. Mike Griffin returns for his ninth season as Norfolk’s pitching coach.
Butch Davis returns to the organization as Bowie’s field coach after spending the past two seasons as Twins first base coach.
John Stockstill, formerly director of player personnel, is now a professional scout.
Triple-A Norfolk: Manager Ron Johnson, pitching coach Mike Griffin, field coaches Sean Berry/Jose Hernandez
Double-A Bowie: Manager Gary Kendall, pitching coach Kennie Steenstra, field coach Butch Davis
Single-A Frederick: Manager Keith Bodie, pitching coach Blaine Beatty, field coaches Keith Moore/Shawn McGill
Single-A Delmarva: Manager Ryan Minor, pitching coach Justin Lord, field coach Buck Britton
Short-season Single-A Aberdeen: Manager Kevin Bradshaw, pitching coach Mark Hendrickson, field coach Ramon Sambo
Gulf Coast League: Manager Carlos Tosca, pitching coach Wilson Alvarez, field coach Milt May
Dominican Summer League: Manager Elvis Morel, pitching coach Dionis Pascual, field coach Benny Adames, Ramon Caraballo, Ruben Francisco, Miguel Jabalera, Ramon Lubo, Robert Perez
ORIOLES 2017 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Director, Player Development: Brian Graham
Director, Minor League Operations: Kent Qualls
Manager, Minor League & International Administration: J. Maria Arellano
Assistant Director, Minor League and International Operations: Cale Cox
Administrator, Sarasota Operations: Len Johnston
Coordinator, Minor League Pitching: John Wasdin
Coordinator, Minor League Hitting: Jeff Manto
Coordinator, Minor League Catching: Don Werner
Coordinator, Minor League Infield: Dave Anderson
Coordinator, Pitching Rehabilitation: Scott McGregor
Coordinator, Florida and Latin America Pitching: Dave Schmidt
Coordinator, Minor League Medical: Dave Walker
Coordinator, Sarasota Strength and Conditioning: Ryan Driscoll
Athletic Trainer, Pitching Performance: Chris Correnti
Instructor, Special Assignment: B.J. Surhoff
Instructor, Special Assignment: Mike Bordick
Pitching Instructor, Special Assignment: Ramón Martinez
Director, Dominican Baseball Operations: Nelson Norman
Director, Dominican Academy: Felipe Rojas Alou, Jr.
Coordinator, Dominican Field: Miguel Jabalera
Administrator, Dominican Academy: Jorge Perozo
Coordinator, Latin American Medical: Manny Lopez
Manager, Minor League Equipment: Jake Parker
Manager, Dominican Equipment: Franklin Fajardo
Here’s the Orioles lineup for tonight’s game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers:
Aneury Tavárez CF
Johnny Giavotella 2B
Hyun Soo Kim LF
Chris Johnson 3B
Chris Dickerson RF
Trey Mancini 1B
Ryan Flaherty SS
Francisco Peña C
Anthony Santander DH
Ubaldo Jiménez RHP