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Brewers announce 2018 Minor League staffs

Joppie promoted to Triple-A as new hitting coach under Sweet
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MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' Triple-A team will have a new hitting coach in 2018, but most of the organization's Minor League instructors are returning for the coming season, according to a staff directory released Wednesday.

Dave Joppie will be the hitting coach at Triple-A Colorado Springs after spending last year in the same role at Class A Advanced Carolina. He'll work under manager Rick Sweet, who is back for a fourth season at the helm of Milwaukee's top Minor League club.

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' Triple-A team will have a new hitting coach in 2018, but most of the organization's Minor League instructors are returning for the coming season, according to a staff directory released Wednesday.

Dave Joppie will be the hitting coach at Triple-A Colorado Springs after spending last year in the same role at Class A Advanced Carolina. He'll work under manager Rick Sweet, who is back for a fourth season at the helm of Milwaukee's top Minor League club.

Double-A Biloxi manager Mike Guerrero, Carolina's Joe Ayrault, Class A Wisconsin's Matt Erickson and Rookie-level Helena's Nestor Corredor are also returning to their managerial posts, as are Short Season managers Rafael Neda (Arizona League) and Victor Estevez (Dominican Summer League). The Brewers and Cleveland Indians are teaming up to field an additional team in the Dominican Republic, to be managed by Alcides Melendez.

The most notable newcomer to the Brewers' Minor League coaching ranks is former Orioles pitcher Bob Milacki, who will be the pitching coach at Carolina after spending the last three years as a coach in the Washington Nationals' organization.

Here is the full Minor League staff list, with new assignments in bold:

MILWAUKEE-BASED STAFF
Farm Director -- Tom Flanagan
Senior Manager, Baseball Administration -- Mark Mueller

ROVING STAFF
Field Coordinator & Catching Instructor -- Charlie Greene
Pitching Coordinator -- Mark Dewey
Pitching Coordinator -- Chris Hook

Hitting Coordinator -- Kenny Graham
Roving Infield Coordinator -- Bob Miscik
Asst. to Director, Player Development/Roving Outfield Coordinator -- Tony Diggs

MARYVALE-BASED STAFF
Assistant Farm Director -- Eduardo Brizuela
Athletic Training Coordinator -- Frank Neville
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator -- Ben Mendelson
Rehabilitation Coordinator -- Blair Bundy
Rehabilitation Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Tim Gifford

Rehab Coach -- Scott Schneider
Education Coordinator -- Adela Marquez
EAP Provider/Sport Psychologist -- Blake Pindyck
Coordinator, Video Operations -- Zack Sorensen
Maryvale Clubhouse Manager -- Travis Voss

COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX (AAA)
Manager -- Rick Sweet
Pitching Coach -- Fred Dabney
Hitting Coach -- Dave Joppie
Coach -- Ned Yost IV
Athletic Trainer -- Aaron Hoback
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Andrew Emmick

BILOXI SHUCKERS (AA)
Manager -- Mike Guerrero
Pitching Coach -- Dave Chavarria
Hitting Coach -- Al LeBoeuf

Coach -- Chuckie Caufield
Athletic Trainer -- Kevan Creighton
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Nate Dine

CAROLINA MUDCATS (A)
Manager -- Joe Ayrault
Pitching Coach -- Bob Milacki
Hitting Coach -- Sandy Guerrero

Coach -- Edwin Maysonet
Athletic Trainer -- Jeff Bodenhamer
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Jonah Mergen

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS (A)
Manager -- Matt Erickson
Pitching Coach -- Steve Cline
Hitting Coach -- Hainley Statia
Athletic Trainer -- Jeff Paxson
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Connor McCarthy

HELENA BREWERS (R)
Manager -- Nestor Corredor
Pitching Coach -- Rolando Valles
Hitting Coach -- Liu Rodriguez
Athletic Trainer Matt Deal Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Lucas Weitzel

ARIZONA BREWERS (R)
Manager -- Rafael Neda
Pitching Coach -- TBA
Hitting Coach -- Brenton Del Chiaro
Coach -- Tony Diggs
Athletic Trainer -- Josie Harding
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Juan Rodriguez

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE BREWERS (R)
Manager -- Victor Estevez
Pitching Coach -- Victor Moreno
Hitting Coach -- Luis De Los Santos
Coach -- Jose Peña
Athletic Trainer -- Benny Arroyo
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Hector Sanchez
Coordinator, Administration -- Manuel Vargas

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE INDIANS/BREWERS (R)
Manager -- Alcides Melendez
Pitching Coach -- Jesus Hernandez
Hitting Coach -- Nick Stanley
Athletic Trainer -- Mathew Collazo
Strength & Conditioning Specialist -- Luis Rios
Assistant Coordinator, Administration -- Juan De Leon

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