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D-Braves' 2020 Coaching Staff Announced

February 3, 2020 - Appalachian League (ApL) - Danville Braves News Release

DANVILLE, Va. - The Atlanta Braves released their selections for their 2020 minor league field staffs late Friday evening, with Danville boasting a former MLB All Star as their new manager.

Michael Saunders, who recently retired from a nine-year playing career with the Mariners, Blue Jays and Phillies, has been named the D-Braves manager in 2020. The product of Victoria, British Columbia, was named a 2016 All Star and owned a career .232 batting average in over 2,400 plate appearances as a player.

Joining Saunders' coaching staff are Connor Narron as the hitting coach, who served on the 2019 D-Braves staff as a coach, and Angel Flores as a coach on the bench. Sam Feldman will return to Danville for his second season as the strength coach, and Austin Smith will take over as the athletic trainer.


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