Saturday, February 6, 2016

Minor-league staff missing one manager

Even with Ryne Sandberg's former job filled from the outside, the Phillies were able to retain every minor-league manager from 2012.

Minor-league staff missing one manager

(Mark Nance/Williamsport Sun-Gazette file photo)
(Mark Nance/Williamsport Sun-Gazette file photo)

Even with Ryne Sandberg's former job filled from the outside, the Phillies were able to retain every minor-league manager from 2012.

That means Dusty Wathan (double-A Reading), Chris Truby (single-A Clearwater) and Mickey Morandini (single-A Lakewood) will man their same posts from a season ago. Andy Tracy, who managed single-A Williamsport in 2012 was promoted to minor-league hitting coordinator. The Williamsport job has not yet been filled.

A familiar name returns to the organization in Ramon Henderson, who was named a coach of the Gulf Coast League Phillies. He served as the Phillies' bullpen coach from 1998-2008 but left because of alcohol issues. This will be his 28th season as a member of the organization. 

Dave Brundage was previously announced as Sandberg's replacement as manager of triple-A Lehigh Valley. He comes from the Braves organization. 

The full minor-league staff is as follows:

Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Dave Brundage (manager)
Sal Rende (coach)
Ray Burris (pitching coach)

Reading (AA)
Dusty Wathan (manager)
Frank Cacciatore (coach)
Dave Lundquist (pitching coach)

Clearwater (A)
Chris Truby (manager)
John Mizerock (coach)
Bob Milacki (pitching coach)

Lakewood (A)
Mickey Morandini (manager)
Greg Legg (coach)
Aaron Fultz (pitching coach)

Williamsport (A)
TBD (manager)
Lino Connell (coach)
Les Lancaster (pitching coach)

Gulf Coast Phillies (R)
Roly deArmas (manager)
Ramon Henderson (coach)
Rafael DeLima (coach)
Steve Schrenk (pitching coach)

Mike Compton (field)
Gorman Heimueller (pitching)
Andy Tracy (hitting)
Doug Mansolino (infield)
Andy Abad (outfield/baserunning)
Ernie Whitt (catching)

Carlos Arroyo was named the organization's minor league roving pitching coach and Jorge Velandia has assumed the position of special assistant, player development.

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