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Halos announce Minor League coaching staffs

February 16, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels announced their Minor League coaching staffs on Saturday, including former Major League catcher Lou Marson being named the new manager of Triple-A Salt Lake and former big leaguer David Newhan as the new skipper at Double-A Birmingham.:: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::Marson,

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels announced their Minor League coaching staffs on Saturday, including former Major League catcher Lou Marson being named the new manager of Triple-A Salt Lake and former big leaguer David Newhan as the new skipper at Double-A Birmingham.
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Marson, who caught with the Phillies and Indians from 2008-13, served as the manager at Double-A Mobile last year and also was the manager of the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. He was previously the hitting coach for Salt Lake in '16.
It's the first managerial position for Newhan, who was the organization's Minor League infield coordinator the previous two seasons. Newhan, who played eight seasons in the Majors for five teams from 1999-2008, also has experience as an assistant hitting coach with the Tigers.
The Angels' other Minor League managers are Ryan Barba at Class A Advanced Inland Empire, Jack Howell at Class A Burlington, Jack Santora at Rookie-level Orem, Dave Stapleton at Rookie-level Tempe and Hector De La Cruz for the Dominican Summer League.
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Former Major League infielder Chad Tracy will serve as Minor League field coordinator, while former Angels pitcher Matt Wise is pitching coordinator and Damon Mashore is hitting coordinator.
Other notable changes include Pat Rice getting promoted to Triple-A pitching coach from Double-A, and Brian Betancourth moving up to Triple-A hitting coach from Class A Advanced. Matt Spring is the new hitting coach at Double-A, getting moved up from Class A.
Additionally, Humberto Miranda is the Latin American field coordinator while Michael Noboa is the coordinator of Latin American operations. Buddy Carlyle is the assistant pitching coordinator, Jordan Oseguera is the pitching analyst and Ryan Parker is the coordinator of hitting analysis. The catching coordinator is Eddy Rodriguez, the special assistant catching coordinator is Bill Lachemann and the outfield/running coordinator is Hainley Statia.
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On the medical side, Geoff Hostetter is the medical coordinator, Kernan Ronan is rehab coach, Andrew Hawkins is rehab coordinator, Daniel Escobar is the strength and conditioning coordinator and Dylan Cintula is back as the strength and conditioning coordinator.
Angels tidbits
• The Angels signed right-handed reliever Luke Bard on a Minor League deal. Bard pitched with the club last year after being selected from the Twins in the Rule 5 Draft, only to be returned to Minnesota in late April. He posted a 5.40 ERA with 13 strikeouts, five walks and four homers allowed in 11 2/3 innings last year while posting some of the highest spin rates in the Majors on his four-seam fastball.
• Angels position players report to camp on Sunday, which means they must arrive to take their physicals before full-squad workouts begin on Monday. Angels pitchers have been throwing bullpen sessions to get ready for live bullpens against hitters.
• Right-hander JC Ramírez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, said his bullpen session on Friday went well. He threw only fastballs at roughly 75 percent effort, and he said he'll continue to progress and incorporate his other pitches. Ramirez remains on track for a return in June, and he'll come back as a reliever or a starter based on need.

Rhett Bollinger covers the Angels for MLB.com. He previously covered the Twins from 2011-18. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.