Angels’ Minor League staff announced

The Angels have finalized almost their entire Minor League staff. This year, they’ll return to Class A Cedar Rapids for a 20th season (the longest tenure for any club affiliate) and also make it back to Triple-A Salt Lake (12th season), Double-A Arkansas (12th), high A Inland Empire (second) and rookie-level Orem (eighth). They’ll also field teams in the Arizona (in Tempe) and Dominican Summer leagues.

Here are those Minor League staffs, as detailed by a club-issued news release sent out Friday …

Triple-A Salt Lake

Manager: Keith Johnson
Pitching coach: Erik Bennett
Hitting coach: Jim Eppard
Trainer: Brian Reinker
Strength & cond.: Josh Fields

Double-A Arkansas

Manager: Mike Micucci
Pitching coach: Trevor Wilson
Hitting coach: Francisco Matos
Trainer: Mike Metcalfe
Strength & cond.: Al Sandoval

High A Inland Empire

Manager: Bill Haselman
Pitching coach: Brandon Emanuel
Hitting coach: Paul Sorrento
Trainer: Greg Spence
Strength & cond.: Ben Gaal

Class A Cedar Rapids

Manager: Jaime Burke
Pitching coach: Chris Gissell
Hitting coach: Mike Eylward
Trainer: Omar Uribe
Strength & cond.: Joe Griffin

Rookie-level Orem

Manager: Tom Kotchman
Pitching coach: Zeke Zimmerman
Hitting coach: Tom Evans
Trainer: Chris Wells


Manager: Brenton Del Chiaro
Pitching coach: Jim Gott /Matt Wise
Hitting coach: Nathan Haynes
Trainer: TBD


Manager: Charlie Romero
Pitching coach: Santos Alcala
Hitting coach: Edgal Rodriguez
Trainer: TBD

Field coordinator: Gary DiSarcina
Roving hitting coordinator: Todd Takayoshi
Roving pitching coordinator: Kernan Ronan
Roving infield coordinator: Dick Schofield
Roving outfield/baserunning/bunting coordinator: Ty Boykin
Roving catching coordinator: Orlando Mercado
Special assignment catching coordinator: Bill Lachemann
Trainer’s coordinator: Geoff Hostetter
Strength & conditioning coordinator: Seth Walsh

And as a fresh reminder, here are some key Spring Training dates …

1/14: Spring Training tickets go on sale
2/19: Pitchers and catchers report
2/26: Position players report
2/27: First full-squad workout takes place
3/6: First Cactus League home game, against the White Sox
3/25: Host the Rangers for the only time this spring


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