Mariners set 2016 minor league coaching staffs

Dec 4, 2015, 4:10 PM | Updated: 4:12 pm

General manager Jerry Dipoto and director of player development Andy McKay have announced the minor league coaches and staff for the 2016 season. In addition to the coaches assigned to minor league affiliates, eighteen roving instructors have been assigned.

Mike Micucci joins the organization as the field coordinator. Micucci, a former catcher, had a four-year minor league playing career that ended in 1999. He has coached and managed in the Angels organization for the past 14 years and been their fielding coordinator since 2012.

Rick Waits returns as pitching coordinator, Dan Wilson takes a new position as defensive coordinator and Jack Howell who previously was the field coordinator will not be the offensive coordinator. Alvin Davis returns as special assistant coordinator. Two new minor league positions have been added as former big leaguer Pete Harnisch joins the organization as special/assistant player development and John Hester becomes special assistant/player development and scouting.

Minor League staffs
* notes new hire for 2016 season

Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers

Manager: Pat Listach
Pitching Coach: Lance Painter
Coach: Scott Brosius*
Athletic Trainer: Tom Newberg
Athletic Trainer: TBD
Performance Specialist: Derek Mendoza

Double-A Jackson Generals

Manager: Daren Brown
Pitching Coach: Andrew Lorraine
Coach: Roy Howell
Athletic Trainer: BJ Downie
Performance Specialist: Aaron Reis

Single-A Bakersfield Blaze

Manager: Eddie Menchaca
Pitching Coach: Ethan Katz*
Coach: Max Venable
Athletic Trainer: Geoff Swanson
Performance Specialist: Andy Lyon

Single-A Clinton LumberKings

Manager: Mitch Canham*
Pitching Coach: Rich Dorman
Coach: TBD
Athletic Trainer: Matthew Corvo
Performance Specialist: Paul Howey

Short Season-A Everett AquaSox

Manager: Rob Mummau
Pitching Coach: Moises Hernandez*
Coach: Brian Hunter
Athletic Trainer: Shane Zdebiak
Performance Specialist: TBD

Rookie Peoria Mariners

Manager: Zac Livingston*
Pitching Coach: Yoel Monzon*
Coach: Andy Bottin
Coach: James Lofton
Athletic Trainer: Randy Roetter
Performance Specialist: TBD
Clubhouse Manager: Isaac Ruiz
Clubhouse Assistant: Tony Gutierrez

Dominican Academy

Director of Dominican Admin.: Martin Valerio
Manager: Jose Umbria
Manager: Russell Vasquez
Pitching Coach: Danielin Acevedo
Pitching Coach: Carlos Hernandez
Hitting Coach: Jose Guillen
Hitting Coach: Selwyn Langaigne
Infield Coach: Francisco Gerez
Infield Coach: Richard Paz
Performance Specialist: Alexander Pons
Athletic Trainer: Leonardo Santiago
Athletic Trainer: Jhonny Molina
Athletic Trainer: Luis Fermin

Of note, Moises Hernandez, Felix’s older brother, remains with the organization as the pitching coach for Everett after spending the last five seasons pitching for the Jackson Generals. Daren Brown, who has spent 15 years in the organization and was interim manager for the Mariners for 50 games in 2010, will return to the dugout after spending the last two seasons as the bunting and baserunning coach.

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