The Orioles announced their minor league staff for 2014 on Thursday, and most of the managers in the organization will remain the same.
Both Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and Double-A Bowie skipper Gary Kendall, as well as their entire staffs, will all remain in their current positions. Aberdeen manager Matt Merullo and Gulf Coast League manager Orlando Gomez will also stay in their existing roles.
Longtime major league coach Luis Pujols, who managed low Class-A Delmarva last season, will be high Class-A Frederick's manager, while former Orioles third baseman Ryan Minor will return to Delmarva, where he managed for three seasons from 2010-2012.
New hires include former Orioles infielder Jeff Manto, who will serve as the organization's minor league hitting coordinator, and Dave Anderson, who will be the new roving infield instructor. Scott Beerer, who was in major league camp with the Orioles in 2012 and played at Norfolk that year, will be the outfield and baserunning roving instructor.
Former Orioles pitcher Alan Mills, who was Aberdeen's pitching coach last season, will serve in the same capacity for Delmarva. Former Orioles minor leaguer Paco Figueroa will be the Shorebirds' hitting coach.
Former Orioles pitcher Scott McGregor will return as pitching rehabilitation coordinator, based in Sarasota, Fla., and Dave Schmidt will be the Florida and Latin America pitching administrator. Mike Bordick will remain a special assistant instructor, and Rick Peterson will also return for his third season as director of pitching development.
Here is a list of the complete minor-league staff.
Affiliate // Manager // Pitching Coach // Field Coach(es) // Trainer/S&C
Norfolk (AAA) // Ron Johnson // Mike Griffin // D. Walling/J. Hernandez // Shires/Naito
Bowie (AA) // Gary Kendall // Blaine Beatty // Butch Davis // Scott/Armstrong
Frederick (A) // Luis Pujols // Kennie Steenstra // Torre Tyson // Wesley/Cecere
Delmarva (A) // Ryan Minor // Alan Mills // Paco Figueroa // Schuler/Howell
Aberdeen (SA) // Matt Merullo // Justin Lord // TBA // Poole/Clark
Gulf Coast (R) // Orlando Gomez // Wilson Alvarez // Milt May/Ramon Sambo // Svarczkopf
Dominican (R) // Elvis Morel // Dionis Pascual // B. Adames/R. Francisco // Ludovino Marte
Dominican 2 (R) // Nelson Norman // Robert Perez // R. Lubo/R. Caraballo // TBA
Player development department
Director, Minor League Operations: Kent Qualls
Director, Player Development: Brian Graham
Coordinator, Minor League Administration: Maria Arellano
Coordinator, Player Development: Cale Cox
Director, Pitching Development: Rick Peterson
Director, Minor League Strength and Conditioning: Ryan Crotin
Coordinator, Sarasota Strength and Conditioning: Ryan Driscoll
Coordinator, Minor League Hitting Instruction: Jeff Manto
Coordinator, Pitching Rehabilitation: Scott McGregor
Administrator, Florida and Latin America Pitching: Dave Schmidt
Director, Dominican Baseball Operations: Nelson Norman
Coordinator, Dominican Operations: Felipe Rojas Alou Jr.
Coordinator, Dominican Field: Miguel Jabalera
Administrator, Dominican Academy: Jorge Perozo
Coordinator, Minor League Medical: Dave Walker
Coordinator, Latin American Medical: Manny Lopez
Administrator, Sarasota Operations: Len Johnston
Instructor, Minor League Infield: Dave Anderson
Instructor, Minor League Catching: Don Werner
Instructor, Minor League Outfield and Baserunning: Scott Beerer
Instructor, Special Assignment: Mike Bordick
Manager, Minor League Equipment: Jake Parker
Manager, Dominican Equipment: Franklin Garcia