Blue Jays announce 2018 Minor League appointments

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS announce the following appointments to their Player Development and High Performance staffing for the 2018 season.

January 10th, 2018

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS announce the following appointments to their Player Development and High Performance staffing for the 2018 season. The field managers for the upcoming season will be BOBBY MEACHAM (Buffalo-AAA), JOHN SCHNEIDER (New Hampshire-AA), CASEY CANDAELE (Dunedin- High A), CESAR MARTIN (Lansing- Low A), DALLAS McPHERSON (Vancouver- Short Season), DENNIS HOLMBERG (Bluefield- Rookie Advanced), LUIS HURTADO (Gulf Coast- Rookie) and JOHN TAMARGO (Dominican Summer League- Rookie).

The Player Development Department has a number of additions for the upcoming season. Joining the organization are GUILLERMO MARTINEZ from the Chicago Cubs organization who will serve as the Hitting Coordinator, CASEY CANDAELE as the Manager of the Dunedin Blue Jays who served as the Seattle Mariners First Base Coach last season, DALLAS McPHERSON who will manage the Vancouver Canadians and begin his professional coaching career, HUNTER MENSE who will be the Hitting Coach with New Hampshire after spending the 2017 season as hitting coach with short season Tri-City (San Diego), and Lansing Hitting Coach MATT YOUNG & Gulf Coast League Assistant Pitching Coach MARK WORRELL will both be making their professional coaching debuts. TIM RAINES has moved to the position of Special Assistant. GEORGE CARROLL will make the transition from player to coach as he joins the Gulf Coast Blue Jays staff.

Joining the High Performance staff will be CHAD UIHLEIN as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, MAURICIO ELIZONDO as Assistant Rehab Coordinator, LAUREN POOLE as Dietitian in New Hampshire, ALLISON TROPF as the Affiliate Dietitian and Strength and Conditioning Coaches CASEY CALLISON, ROBERT MURDOCK and JUSTIN BATCHER.

A complete list of the Blue Jays 2018 minor league staff is as follows:

HIGH PERFORMANCE -- DUNEDIN

Assistant Director of High Performance: Clive Brewer

Rehab Coordinator: Pat Chasse

ATC & Transaction Coordinator: Jeff Stevenson

Assistant Rehab Coordinator: Mauricio Elizondo

S & C Coordinator: Jeremy Trach

Assistant S & C Coordinator: Chad Uihlein

Head of Nutrition: Stephanie Wilson

Fueling Coordinator: Tony Castillo

Head Mental Performance: Paddy Steinfort

Mental Performance Coach: Ben Freakley

Mental Performance Coach: Rafael Dubois

Mental Performance Coach: Tanya Bialostozky


MINOR LEAGUE COORDINATORS

Field Coordinator:Eric Wedge

Pitching Coordinator: Jeff Ware

Hitting Coordinator: Guillermo Martinez

Catching Coordinator: Ken Huckaby

Infield Coordinator: Danny Solano

Latin America Player Advisor: Omar Malave

Senior Advisor, Pitching: Rick Langford

Rehab Pitching Coordinator: Darold Knowles


AFFILIATE STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

BUFFALO

Manager: Bobby Meacham  

Pitching: Bob Stanley

Hitting: Corey Hart 

Pos. Player: Devon White

Trainer: Bob Tarpey        

S & C: Brian Pike      


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manager: John Schneider

Pitching: Vince Horsman

Hitting: Hunter Mense

Pos. Player: Andy Fermin

Trainer: Drew MacDonald

S & C: Ryan Maedel


DUNEDIN

Manager: Casey Candaele   

Pitching: Mark Riggins

Hitting: Donnie Murphy   

Pos. Player: Michel Abreu

Trainer: Dan Leja 

S & C: Kyle Edlhuber


LANSING

Manager: Cesar Martin

Pitching: Tony Caceres

Hitting: Matt Young

Pos. Player: Dave Pano

Trainer: Caleb Daniel

S & C: Aaron Spano


VANCOUVER  

Manager: Dallas McPherson

Pitching: Jim Czajkowski    

Hitting: Aaron Mathews    

Trainer: Michael Rendon   

S & C: Pat Rosanio


BLUEFIELD

Manager: Dennis Holmberg

Pitching: Adam Bernero

Hitting: Carlos Villalobos

Pos. Player: Chris Schaeffer

Trainer: Luke Greene

S & C: Justin Batcher


GULF COAST  

Manager: Luis Hurtado         

Pitching: Rafael Lazo

Asst. Pitching: Mark Worrell         

Hitting: Paul Elliott


Pos. Player: George Carroll     

Assistant: Jesus Figueroa  

Trainer: Jon Woodworth        

S & C: Casey Callison


DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE

Field Coordinator: Pablo Cruz

Manager: John Tamargo

Pitching: Yoel Hernandez

Hitting: Julio Germosen

Pos. Player: Jose Mateo

Trainer: Hiroki Yoshimoto

Asst. Trainer: Ysidro Reyes

S & C: Imbewer Alvarez

Asst. S & C: Robert Murdock


Note:

ATC -- Athletic Trainer, Certified

PT -- Physical Therapist

S & C -- Strength and Conditioning