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.
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
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