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Nationals reveal 2016 Minor League staff

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals named their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2016 season on Thursday.

Randy Knorr and Matt LeCroy, who were with the big league club last year, highlight the Minor League staff. Knorr was the Nats' bench coach the last four years, and he is now the senior advisor to general manager Mike Rizzo in player development. LeCroy was the bullpen coach the last two years, and he takes over as the manager for Double-A Harrisburg.

Jerad Head and Josh Johnson were once players in the Nationals' farm system, and they will both be Minor League managers. Head will be the skipper for Short-Season Class A Auburn, while Johnson will lead the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast Nationals.

Brian Daubach, who played eight years in the Majors, will be the hitting coach at Triple-A Syracuse after managing Double-A Harrisburg in 2015. Former big league backstop Michael Barrett will assume the role of full-time catching coordinator. He split time between that role and managing the Gulf Coast Nationals in 2015.

A more extensive list of the Nats' managers and coaches is below:

Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs
Manager -- Billy Gardner Jr.
Pitching coach -- Bob Milacki
Hitting coach -- Brian Daubach

Double-A Harrisburg Senators
Manager -- Matt LeCroy
Pitching coach -- Chris Michalak
Hitting coach -- Brian Rupp

Class A Advanced Potomac Nationals
Manager -- Tripp Keister
Pitching coach -- Franklin Bravo
Hitting coach -- Luis Ordaz

Class A Hagerstown Suns
Manager -- Patrick Anderson
Pitching coach -- Sam Narron
Hitting coach -- Amaury Garcia

Short-Season Class A Auburn Doubledays
Manager -- Jerad Head
Pitching coach -- Tim Redding
Hitting coach -- Mark Harris

Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League Nationals
Manager -- Josh Johnson
Pitching coach -- Michael Tejera
Hitting coach -- Jorge Mejia

Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League Nationals
Manager -- Sandy Martinez
Pitching coach -- Pablo Frias
Hitting coach -- Jose Herrera

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashinNats.
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