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Orioles announce minor league coaching staffs for the 2015 season

Orioles announce minor league coaching staffs for the 2015 season
Matt Merullo, who managed at short-season Single-A Aberdeen for the last two seasons, will head to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles in 2015. (Baltimore Sun Media Group photo)

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.

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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.

Below is the full list of minor league coaches.

Affiliate // League // Manager // Pitching Coach // Field Coach(es) // Trainer/S&C          

Norfolk (AAA) // International // Ron Johnson // Mike Griffin // S. Berry/J. Hernandez // Shires/Howell

Bowie (AA) // Eastern // Gary Kendall // Alan Mills // Keith Bodie // Wesley/Armstrong

Frederick (A) // Carolina // Orlando Gomez // Kennie Steenstra // Paco Figueroa // Poole/Cecere

Delmarva (A) // South Atlantic // Ryan Minor // Blaine Beatty // Howie Clark // Schuler/TBD

Aberdeen (SA) // New York-Penn // Luis Pujols // Justin Lord // Scott Thomas // Guzman/K. Clark

Gulf Coast (R) // Gulf Coast // Matt Merullo // Wilson Alvarez // Milt May/Ramon Sambo // Marty Brinker

Dominican (R) // Dominican // Elvis Morel // Dionis Pascual // B. Adames/R. Francisco // Ludovino Marte

Dominican 2 (R) // Dominican // Nelson Norman // Robert Perez // R. Lubo/R. Caraballo // Anthony Adames

BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2015 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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Director, Player Development // Brian Graham

Director, Minor League Operations // Kent Qualls

Manager, Minor League Administration // Maria Arellano

Coordinator, Player Development // Cale Cox

Administrator, Sarasota Operations // Len Johnston

Director, Pitching Development // Rick Peterson

Coordinator, Minor League Hitting // Jeff Manto

Coordinator, Minor League Catching // Don Werner

Coordinator, Minor League Infield // Kevin Bradshaw

Coordinator, Minor League Outfield and Baserunning // Scott Beerer

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

Instructor, Special Assignment // Mike Bordick

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 Garcia

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