Phillies minor league coaching staffs are set

Phillies minor league coaching staffs are set

The Phillies minor league system didn't undergo too many changes among their field staffs, but there are some new faces. Also, a couple other people switched job titles over the winter.

The most notable change to the Phillies minor league staffs comes at the top of the MiLB food chain, where Dave Brundage takes over for Ryne Sandberg as Lehigh Valley manager. Sandberg joins Charlie Manuel's staff as their third base coach and Brundage fills the role as "Boss Hogg" with the IronPigs.

Also, Andy Tracy, who spent his first season as a manager at Williamsport last season takes over for Steve Henderson, who also joins the Phillies big league staff, as the organization's minor league hitting coordinator.

Nelson Prada joins the organization to manage Williamsport after spending the past eight seasons as a manager in the Minnesota Twins organization. Prada managed in the Midwest League for the Twins for the past five seasons.

Here's a look at who is where in 2013:

Lehigh Valley
Manager: Dave Brundage
Hitting Coach: Sal Rende
Pitching Coach: Ray Burris

Reading
Manager: Dusty Wathan
Hitting Coach: Frank Cacciatore
Pitching Coach: Dave Lundquist

Clearwater
Manager: Chris Truby
Hitting Coach: John Mizerock
Pitching Coach: Bob Milacki

Lakewood
Manager: Mickey Morandini
Hitting Coach: Greg Legg
Pitching Coach: Aaron Fultz

Williamsport
Manager: Nelson Prada
Hitting Coach: Lino Connell
Pitching Coach: Les Lancaster

Gulf Coast League
Manager: Rolly De Armas
Hitting Coach: Rafael Delima
Pitching Coach: Steve Shrenk

Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Gorman Heimueller
Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Andy Tracy


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