Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staffs and Coordinators for the 2014 Season

The Cubs announced the coaching staffs for all minor league levels and field coordinators on Wednesday. There was very little turnover or changes made to the coaching staffs that were in the Cubs’ system a year ago with the exception of the pitching coaches.

Marty Pevey (Triple-A Iowa), Buddy Bailey (Double-A Tennessee), Dave Keller (High-A Daytona), Mark Johnson (Low-A Kane County) and Gary Van Tol (Short-Season, Low-A Boise) were retained to run the five upper level teams in the Cubs’ organization. The Cubs hired Jimmy Gonzalez to manage the Mesa Cubs (Rookie Ball), Juan Cabreja takes over as the Dominican Cubs’ skipper and Pedro Gonzalez will run the Cubs’ team in the Venezuelan League.

Bruce Walton takes over as Iowa’s pitching coach and Storm Davis was promoted from the D-Cubs pitching coach to the Smokies and will coach, what on paper has a chance to be a very exciting staff in Tennessee. Ron Villone was bumped up from Kane County to Daytona to be the D-Cubs’ pitching coach and David Rosario was promoted from Boise to Kane County to coach the Cougars’ young pitching staff. The Cubs’ hired former San Diego Padres’ hurler, Brian Lawrence to handle the pitching coach duties for the Boise Hawks. One time top Cubs’ prospect, Angel Guzman has rejoined the organization on a full-time basis and will be the Venezuela Cubs pitching coach next season.

Iowa Cubs – Triple-A
  • Marty Pevey – Manager
  • Bruce Walton – Pitching Coach*
  • Brian Harper – Hitting Coach
  • Scott Barringer – Athletic Trainer*
Tennessee Smokies – Double-A
  • Buddy Bailey – Manager
  • Storm Davis – Pitching Coach*
  • Desi Wilson – Hitting Coach
  • Leo Perez – Assistant Hitting Coach*
  • Shane Nelson – Athletic Trainer*
Daytona Cubs – High Class-A
  • Dave Keller – Manager
  • Ron Villone – Pitching Coach*
  • Mariano Duncan – Hitting Coach
  • Peter Fagan – Athletic Trainer
Kane County Cougars – Low Class-A
  • Mark Johnson – Manager
  • David Rosario – Pitching Coach*
  • Tom Beyers – Hitting Coach
  • Jonathan Fiero – Athletic Trainer*
Boise Hawks – Short-Season Class-A
  • Gary Van Tol – Manager
  • Brian Lawrence – Pitching Coach*
  • Bill Buckner – Hitting Coach
  • Toby Williams – Athletic Trainer*
Mesa Cubs – Rookie Ball
  • Jimmy Gonzalez – Manager*
  • Anderson Tavarez – Pitching Coach
  • Richardo Medina – Hitting Coach
  • Mike McNulty – Athletic Trainer*
Dominican Cubs – Rookie Ball
  • Juan Cabreja – Manager*
  • Leo Hernandez – Pitching Coach
  • Oscar Bernard – Hitting Coach
  • Yudith Ozorio – Assistant Hitting Coach/Outfield Defense and Baserunning Coach*
  • Jose Alvarez – Athletic Trainer*
Venezuelan Cubs – Rookie Ball
  • Pedro Gonzalez – Manager*
  • Angel Guzman – Pitching Coach*
  • [Unnamed] – Hitting Coach
  • Arnaldo Goite – Athletic Trainer

* – New Positions for 2014
2013 Minor League Managers and Coaching Staffs

2014 Minor League Coordinators

The Cubs officially announced the minor league field coordinators on Wednesday.

Tim Cossins returns as the Cubs’ minor league field coordinator. Derek Johnson stays on as the Cubs’ minor league pitching coordinator. Mike Mason will be the Cubs’ assistant minor league pitching coordinator after spending the last six seasons as the I-Cubs’ pitching coach. Anthony Iapoce remains with the Cubs’ organization and for the second year in a row he will oversee the minor league hitting program as the organization’s Special Assistant to the GM and Player Development. Carmelo Martinez was retained by the organization. After spending last season as the hitting coordinator for the Single-A, Rookie League and Dominican League teams, Martinez returns to his familiar position of Cubs’ Latin American Field Coordinator.

Jose Flores returns as minor league field coordinator and Lee Tinsley will be the Cubs’ minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator for the third straight season. Doug Jarrow will stay on for a seventh season as the Cubs minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. Nick Frangella will serves as the organization’s minor league athletic training and performance coordinator after being the I-Cubs’ trainer the last two seasons. Chuck Baughman moved positions from the rehabilitation coordinator to the Cubs assistant athletic training coordinator. Rick Tronerud will spend his first season as the Cubs’ minor league rehab pitching coordinator and Rey Fuentes was retained as the Coordinator of Cultural Education.

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