Beasley, LeCroy return as AAA, AA managers

Beasley, LeCroy return as AAA, AA managers
December 14, 2012, 11:45 am

The Nationals will bring back the vast majority of their minor-league coaching staffs in 2013, shuffling only a couple of instructors around their farm system.

Tony Beasley will return for his second season as manager at Class AAA Syracuse. The well-respected instructor was the Nationals' third base coach in 2006, then returned to the organization in 2011 to serve as manager at Class AA Harrisburg.

Former Nationals catcher Matt LeCroy also returns for his second season as Harrisburg manager, having worked his way up the organizational ladder with previous managerial stops at low-Class A Hagerstown and high-Class A Potomac.

Potomac will have a new manager next season, with Brian Daubach promoted from Hagerstown to take over for Brian Rupp, who was demoted to low-Class A hitting coach. Daubach spent the last two years in Hagerstown, serving as Bryce Harper's first professional skipper.

Tripp Keister, who managed the rookie Gulf Coast League Nationals, gets bumped up to Hagerstown. Gary Cathcart returns to manage at short-season Class A Auburn. Patrick Anderson joins the organization as manager in the GCL.

Here's the full minor-league staff for 2013...

CLASS AAA SYRACUSE
Manager: Tony Beasley
Pitching coach: Greg Booker
Hitting coach: Troy Gingrich

CLASS AA HARRISBURG
Manager: Matt LeCroy
Pitching coach: Paul Menhart
Hitting coach: Eric Fox

HIGH-CLASS A POTOMAC
Manager: Brian Daubach
Pitching coach: Chris Michalak
Hitting coach: Mark Harris

LOW-CLASS A HAGERSTOWN
Manager: Tripp Keister
Pitching coach: Franklin Bravo
Hitting coach: Brian Rupp

SHORT-SEASON CLASS A AUBURN
Manager: Gary Cathcart
Pitching coach: Sam Narron
Hitting coach: Luis Ordaz

ROOKIE GULF COAST LEAGUE
Manager: Patrick Anderson
Pitching coach: Michael Tejera
Hitting coach: Amaury Garcia

ROOKIE DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Manager: Sandy Martinez
Pitching coach: Pablo Frias
Hitting coach: Jorge Mejia
Coach: Emiliano Alcantara
Coach: Michael Moscat

COORDINATORS
Field coordinator: Bobby Henley
Pitching coordinator: Spin Williams
Hitting coordinator: Rick Schu
Rehab pitching coordinator: Mark Grater
Infield coordinator: Jeff Garber
Outfield/baserunning coordinator: Gary Thurman
Coordinator of instruction: Gary Cathcart
Medical and rehab coordinator: Mike McGowan
Strength and conditioning coordinator: Landon Brandes
Minor league equipment manager: Calvin Minasian