Nationals announce 2014 minor league staff

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2014 season. Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Player Development Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement.

The Nationals promoted three complete staffs within their system, elevating Brian Daubach, Chris Michalak and Mark Harris from Advanced-A Potomac to Double-A Harrisburg, Tripp Keister, Franklin Bravo and Brian Rupp from Single-A Hagerstown to Advanced-A Potomac. Patrick Anderson was promoted from the Gulf Coast League, and is joined on staff by Sam Narron and Luis Ordaz from Single-A Hagerstown. Washington also promoted Paul Menhart from pitching coach of the Harrisburg Senators to the same position with the Syracuse Chiefs, Amaury Garcia from the Gulf Coast League to Single-A Auburn and Jorge Mejia from the Dominican Summer League to the Gulf Coast League.

Washington welcomes two new managers to its chain, selecting Billy Gardner Jr. to manage the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs and Michael Barrett to lead the Gulf Coast League Nationals. In addition to those managerial and coaching changes, Joe Dillon has been hired as the hitting coach at Triple-A Syracuse and Tim Redding will serve as pitching coach at Single-A Auburn. Barrett, Dillon and Redding join the coaching ranks after successful professional careers. 

Former Syracuse manager Tony Beasley will join Jeff Garber as co-field coordinators, replacing Bob Henley, who was recently named the Nationals' third-base coach. Troy Gingrich fills the position of hitting coordinator made vacant by the promotion of Rick Schu to Nationals' hitting coach. Jon Kotredes moves to the position of medical and rehab coordinator after spending the 2013 season as Harrisburg's athletic trainer.

Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs
[International League]
Manager - Billy Gardner, JR
Pitching - Paul Menhart
Hitting - Joe Dillon

Double-A Harrisburg Senators
[Eastern League]
Manager - Brian Daubach
Pitching - Chris Michalak
Hitting - Mark Harris

Single-A Potomac Nationals
[Carolina League]
Manager - Tripp Keister
Pitching - Franklin Bravo
Hitting - Brian Rupp

Single-A Hagerstown Suns
[South Atlantic League]
Manager - Patrick Anderson
Pitching - Sam Narron
Hitting - Luis Ordaz

Short-Season Single-A Auburn Doubledays
[New York-Penn League]
Manager - Gary Cathcart
Pitching - Tim Redding
Hitting - Amaury Garcia

Rookie-Level GCL Nationals
[Gulf Coast League]
Manager - Michael Barrett
Pitching - Michael Tejera
Hitting - Jorge Mejia

Rookie-Level DSL Nationals
[Dominican Summer League]
Manager - Sandy Martinez
Pitching - Pablo Frias
Hitting - Jose Herrera

Coordinators
Co-Field Coordinator - Tony Beasley    
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator - Gary Thurman 
Co-Field Coordinator - Jeff Garber    
Coordinator of Instruction - Gary Cathcart
Pitching Coordinator - Spin Williams    
Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator - Jon Kotredes
Hitting Coordinator - Troy Gingrich    
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Landon Brandes
Rehabilitation Pitching Coordinator - Mark Grater    
Minor League Equipment Manager - Calvin Minasian