On Tuesday, the Orioles announced their minor league coaching staffs for this season. All of the managers will return, but some will take on different assignments in 2015.
Triple-A Norfolk's Ron Johnson, Double-A Bowie's Gary Kendall and Low-A Delmarva's Ryan Minor will continue to manage their current squads, while Orlando Gomez, Luis Pujols and Matt Merullo will each head to a different level.
Gomez, who managed the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles for the last two seasons, will take over for Pujols at High-A Frederick. After one season with the Keys, Pujols will head to short-season Single-A Aberdeen to replace Merullo, who will go to the GCL team after two seasons with the IronBirds.
New coaches in the organization this season include: Norfolk hitting coach Sean Berry, Bowie hitting coach Keith Bodie and Delmarva hitting coach Howie Clark.
Also, former Orioles relief pitcher Alan Mills moves from Delmarva to become Bowie's pitching coach, while Paco Figueroa will head to Frederick to serve as the hitting coach after working in the same role for Delmarva last season.