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Little turnover in Orioles' minor league coaching staff

The Orioles announced Tuesday that much of their minor league coaching staff will remain intact this season, with longtime Norfolk Tides manager Ron Johnson (fifth season) and Bowie Baysox manager Gary Kendall (sixth season) back for another year.

Ryan Minor remains the manager of the Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds, and Luis Pujols will manage the Short-A Aberdeen IronBirds, with the only new manager being High-A Frederick manager Keith Bodie.

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Bodie was the Baysox's hitting coach a season ago, and replaces Orlando Gomez, who will manage the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

Hitting coach Sean Berry and pitching coach Mike Griffin return at Triple-A Norfolk. Pitching coach Alan Mills is back in Bowie and joined by new hitting coach Howie Clark, who served as Delmarva's hitting coach last season.

Kennie Steenstra remains the pitching coach in Frederick, while former major leaguer Erik Pappas has been added as Keys hitting coach after spending two years as the Double-A hitting coach in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Former Orioles minor leaguer Kyle Moore will be the Shorebirds hitting coach, while Blaine Beatty remains the Delmarva pitching coach.

Scott Beerer is the new hitting coach in Aberdeen, joining third-year pitching coach Justin Lord on Pujols' staff. Pitching coach Wilson Alvarez and hitting coach Milt May remain on the staff in the Gulf Coast League.

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