The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the minor league staff for the 2012 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. Here are the coaching assignments for each team.
Manager: Dean Treanor
Coach: Jeff Branson
Pitching Coach: Tom Filer
Athletic Trainer: Bryan Housand
The Indianapolis staff will stay the same as the 2011 staff.
Manager: P.J. Forbes
Coach: Ryan Long
Pitching Coach: Jeff Johnson
Athletic Trainer: Mike Zalno
Jeff Johnson takes over as the pitching coach, replacing Wally Whitehurst. Johnson was previously the pitching coach in West Virginia. Ryan Long moves up from Bradenton to take over as the batting coach.
Manager: Carlos Garcia
Coach: Kory DeHaan
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