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January 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Mariners announce 2014 minor league coaching staffs and roving instructors

The Mariners have announced their minor league coaching staffs and roving instructors for the 2014 seasons. Lots of changes at the managerial positions. Daren Brown, who started out as the manager at Tacoma last season, and then was promoted to third base coach with the Mariners, won’t be back with the Rainiers. Brown remains in the organization as the roving baserunning and bunting instructor.

Instead, Rich Donnelly will take over in Tacoma. Donnelly managed Class A Brooklyn (Mets) the last three seasons. He spend 27 seasons in the big leagues as a coach with the Rangers, Pirates, Marlins and Rockies. During Donnelly’s time in Pittsburgh he became familiar with Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon.

Jim Horner moves up from High Desert to Double A Jackson, replacing Jim Pankovits, who is now the M’s roving infield coordinator.

Eddie Menchaca moves up from Clinton to High Desert to managed the Mavericks.

Chris Prieto moves up from Pulaski to Clinton as manager.

Roving Instructors:

  • Field Coordinator: Jack Howell
  • Pitching Coordinator: Terry Clark
  • Rehab Pitching Coordinator: Gary Wheelock
  • Special Assistant Coordinator: Alvin Davis
  • Catching Coordinator: Dan Wilson*
  • Hitting Coordinator: Lee May Jr.
  • Infield Coordinator: Jim Pankovits
  • Outfield Coordinator: Brant Brown
  • Bunting and Baserunning Coordinator: Daren Brown
  • Latin America Field Coordinator:  Jose Moreno
  • Latin America Pitching Coordinator: Nasusel Cabrera
  • Performance Coordinator: Rob Fumagalli
  • Athletic Trainer Coordinator: James Southard
  • Asst. Athletic Trainer Coordinator: Ben Fraser
  • Latin Athletic Training Coordinator: Javier Alvidrez

Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers:

  • Manager: Rich Donnelly*
  • Pitching Coach: Jaime Navarro
  • Hitting Coach: Cory Snyder
  • Athletic Trainer:  Tom Newberg
  • Athletic Trainer: BJ Downie
  • Performance Specialist: Gabe Bourland

Double-A Jackson Generals:

  • Manager:  James Horner
  • Pitching Coach: Lance Painter
  • Hitting Coach:  Roy Howell
  • Athletic Trainer:. Eduardo Tamez
  • Performance Specialist: Ryan White

Single-A High Desert Mavericks:

  • Manager: Eddie Menchaca
  • Pitching Coach: Andrew Lorraine
  • Hitting Coach: Max Venable
  • Athletic Trainer:  Tyler Moos
  • Performance Specialist:. Cory Ritter*

Single-A Clinton LumberKings:

  • Manager:. Chris Prieto
  • Pitching Coach: Cibney Bello
  • Hitting Coach: Mike Kinkade
  • Athletic Trainer:  Geoff Swanson
  • Performance Specialist: Taylor Nakamura*



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