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Brewers Finalize Minor League Coaching Staffs

December 18, 2012 - Southern League (SL) Huntsville Stars

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the Minor League coaching staffs for the 2013 season. In addition, Rick Tomlin has been named minor league pitching coordinator. The position was previously held by Brewers Bullpen Coach Lee Tunnell. Tomlin enters his 24th season in the Minor Leagues, which includes coaching roles with Minnesota (1989-1995), New York-AL (1996-2004), Washington (2005-08) and New York-NL (2009-11). He previously served as a minor league pitching coordinator with the Yankees (2002-04) and Mets (2011).

At Triple-A Nashville, Manager Mike Guerrero and Pitching Coach Fred Dabney each return for their second season. Bob Skube joins the Sounds as coach after spending the past six seasons as a hitting coach in the San Diego Padres organization, including the previous two seasons at Triple-A Tucson. He also spent two seasons in the Texas Rangers organization (2005-06). In 2006, he managed the Rangers' rookie-level affiliate in Arizona. Skube, who was drafted by the Brewers in the 13th round of the 1979 June Draft, played in the Brewers organization from 1979-85. He appeared in 16 Major League games with the Brewers during the 1982-83 seasons, batting .250 with 9 RBI.

Aaron Hoback enters his first season as Nashville's athletic trainer and his seventh season in the organization. He spent the past three seasons at Double-A Huntsville. Andrew Emmick begins his fourth season as strength and conditioning specialist.

The Double-A Huntsville Stars will see the return of Manager Darnell Coles and Pitching Coach Chris Hook. The coach is to be announced. Dwayne Hosey, who held the position last season, will serve as coach at Rookie Helena in 2013. Athletic Trainer Steve Patera begins his first season at Huntsville following two seasons with the Rookie Arizona Brewers. Tim Gifford returns for his second season as strength and conditioning specialist.

The coaching staff at Class-A Brevard County will remain the same in 2013. The staff includes Manager Joe Ayrault, Pitching Coach Mark Dewey and Coach Ned Yost IV, who all return to the Manatees for their second season. Athletic Trainer Tommy Craig and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jonah Mergen also return.

The Midwest League Champion Wisconsin Timber Rattlers return their entire coaching staff. Manager Matt Erickson, an Appleton native, is joined by Pitching Coach David Chavarria, Coach Dusty Rhodes, Athletic Trainer Jeff Paxson and Strength and Conditioning Specialist Christian Polega.

The Rookie Helena Brewers will be managed by Tony Diggs, who spent the previous seven seasons as manager of the rookie-level Arizona Brewers. Pitching Coach Elvin Nina returns for his fifth season and coach Dwayne Hosey will make the move from Huntsville. Don Money, who coached at Helena last season, will continue in his second season as special instructor, player development in the minor league system. He spent 14 seasons managing at various levels in the organization from 1998-2011.

Nestor Corredor will manage the Arizona Brewers in 2013 following three seasons at the helm of the Rookie Dominican League Brewers. Pitching Coach Steve Cline returns for his 33rd season as a pitching coach in the minors, including his 18th season as a member of the Brewers farm system. Coach Kenny Dominguez and Strength and Conditioning Specialist Jake Marx also return. Greg Barajas, who spent last season as athletic trainer at Triple-A Nashville, will fill the same role with the Arizona Brewers. The staff for the Rookie Dominican Summer League Brewers will be announced at a later date.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS (AAA)

Manager Mike Guerrero

Pitching Coach Fred Dabney

Coach Bob Skube

Athletic Trainer Aaron Hoback

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Andrew Emmick

HUNTSVILLE STARS (AA)

Manager Darnell Coles

Pitching Coach Chris Hook

Coach TBD

Athletic Trainer Steve Patera

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Tim Gifford

BREVARD COUNTY MANATEES (A)

Manager Joe Ayrault

Pitching Coach Mark Dewey

Coach Ned Yost IV

Athletic Trainer Tommy Craig

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Jonah Mergen

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS (A)

Manager Matt Erickson

Pitching Coach David Chavarria

Coach Dusty Rhodes

Athletic Trainer Jeff Paxson

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Christian Polega

HELENA BREWERS (R)

Manager Tony Diggs

Pitching Coach Elvin Nina

Coach Dwayne Hosey

Athletic Trainer TBD

Strength & Conditioning Specialist TBD

ARIZONA BREWERS (R)

Manager Nestor Corredor

Pitching Coach Steve Cline

Coach Kenny Dominguez

Athletic Trainer Greg Barajas

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Jake Marx

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