Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Minor's Musical Chairs

The Pirates kept one minor league manager in place for 2011; that's Tom Prince, who will remain in charge of the GCL rookie team. His coaches will be Miguel Bonilla, Mike Lum & Woody Huyke. The other teams and their coaching staffs:

Indianapolis Indians (AAA): Manager: Dean Treanor, coaches Jeff Branson & Tom Filer. Treanor took Ray Searage's place as pitching coach in 2010, and Filer, the new pitching coach, was at Altoona last year. Old skipper Frank Kremblas is now the Pirates' minor-league field coordinator, whatever that is.

Altoona Curve (AA): Manager: P.J. Forbes, coaches Brandon Moore & Wally Whitehurst. Forbes managed Bradenton to a division title last season. The former boss was Matt Walbeck, who managed to win a championship and get fired at the same time last year.

Bradenton Marauders (High A): Manager: Carlos Garcia, coaches Ryan Long & Mike Steele. Garcia coached for JR in 2010, but wasn't held over by Clint Hurdle.

West Virginia Power (Low A): Manager: Gary Robinson, coaches Dave Howard & Jeff Johnson. Robinson was the skipper for State College last season. Former Power manager Gary Green will become the Bucs' minor league infield coordinator

State College Spikes (Short Season A): Manager: Dave Turgeon, coaches Edgar Varela & Justin Meccage. Turgeon was the associate manager and pitching coach at Arkansas State for the past thirteen years.

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