The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2013 minor league managers and coaches today. Here is the breakdown.
Indianapolis: Dean Treanor will return for his third season in Indianapolis.
Altoona: Carlos Garcia was promoted to Double-A after spending two seasons managing in Bradenton. He replaced P.J. Forbes, who left the organization earlier this off-season.
Bradenton: Frank Kremblas will take over as the manager in Bradenton. He spent the 2012 season as a Special Assistant to Minor League Operations, and was the manager in Indianapolis in 2009 and 2010. He replaces Garcia.
West Virginia: Michael Ryan will take over as the manager, which we heard about earlier from Chuck McGill. He replaces Rick Sofield, who was promoted to be the first base coach in Pittsburgh.
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