The Blue Jays announced a bunch of minor league coaching assignments. New to the organization are:
Gary Allenson, new manager for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Allenson was manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds of the short-A team in the Marlins system. He's been a manager for 18 years, after a 7 year MLB career as a catcher.
Bobby Meacham, new manager for Dunedin. Meacham was first base coach for the Astros last year. He played in the majors for 6 seasons.
Tim Leiper, Senior Advisor. Leiper was the Marlins Infield Coordinator the last 2 years. Before that he was a minor league manager for 12 seasons and played for Canada in the WBC in 2006. and 2009
Tim Raines, Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator.
Mike Barnett Hitting Coordinator. Barnett was the Jays Major league hitting coach from 2002=2005.
Rich Hebner, Hitting Coach at New Hamshire. Hebner returns to the Jays system, he was a manager and hitting instructor with us. He played in the majors for 18 years.
Stubby Clapp, Hitting Coach at Dunedin. Spent the last 6 seasons in the Astros organization, 4 as a hitting coach, last 2 as manager. He played for Team Canada in the WBC in 2006 and 2009.
Sal Fasano becomes 'Roving Catcher Instructor'. I'm not sure if we should consider this a promotion or not. I guess, since he took the job, it must be a promotion. It doesn't seem to be pushing him along the road to a major league manager job though.
A complete list of player development staff:
Field Coordinator Doug Davis
Senior Advisor Tim Leiper
Senior Roving Instructor Rich Miller
Pitching Dane Johnson
Hitting Mike Barnett
Infield Mike Mordecai
Outfield/Baserunning Tim Raines
Catching Sal Fasano
Pitching/Rehab Rick Langford
Latin Affairs Coordinator Omar Malave
Rehab Coordinator Jeffrey Stevenson
Athletic Training Coordinator TBD
Strength & Conditioning Donovan Santas
Asst. Strength & Conditioning Chris Joyner
Equipment Billy Wardlow
Minor League Team Staff
Manager: Marty Brown
Pitching: Bob Stanley
Hitting: Jon Nunnally
Trainer: Voon Chong
S and C: Armando Gutierrez
Manager: Gary Allenson
Pitching: Tom Signore
Hitting: Richie Hebner
Trainer: Robert Tarpey
S and C: Brian Pike
Manager: Bobby Meacham
Pitching: Darold Knowles
Hitting: Stubby Clapp
Trainer: Shawn McDermott
Manager: John Tamargo Jr.
Pitching: Vince Horsman
Hitting: Kenny Graham
Trainer: Drew MacDonald
Manager: Clayton McCullough
Pitching: Jim Czajkowski
Hitting: Dave Pano
Trainer: Reggie Mungrue
Manager: Dennis Holmberg
Pitching: Antonio Caceres
Trainer: Julian Varela