Pevey, Bailey back as Minor League managers

Johnson at helm of Class A Myrtle Beach

CHICAGO -- Marty Pevey will return for his third season as Triple-A Iowa's manager, Buddy Bailey is back at Double-A Tennessee and Mark Johnson was promoted to Class A Myrtle Beach manager, the Cubs announced Wednesday.

Pevey will be joined by newly hired pitching coach Mike Cather, who spent 2014 in that role with the Padres' Triple-A El Paso team. This is Cather's 10th season as a coach after six seasons in the Red Sox system and three seasons in the San Diego organization. Brian Harper will return for his third season as Iowa's hitting coach.

The 2015 season will be Bailey's fourth straight and fifth overall as the Smokies manager. He'll be joined by pitching coach Storm Davis and hitting coach Desi Wilson. Guillermo Martinez will join the Tennessee staff as an assistant coach after serving in a similar role last season with Class A Boise.

Johnson begins his fifth season in the Cubs' organization after spending the last two as manager at Class A Kane County, where he led the Cougars to a 91-49 record in 2014 and a Midwest League championship. He'll be joined by pitching coach David Rosario and hitting coach Mariano Duncan.

Jimmy Gonzalez will begin his second season as a manager in the Cubs' organization, taking over the new Class A South Bend team. He made his managerial debut last season with Rookie League Mesa. A former catcher, Gonzalez played 14 Minor League seasons after he was selected in the first round of the 1991 First-Year Player Draft by the Astros.

Brian Lawrence will join Gonzalez as the pitching coach and Jesus Feliciano moves up from Boise to South Bend to be the hitting coach.

Gary Van Tol is back for his third season as the short season Class A manager with the Cubs' new Eugene affiliate. Van Tol guided Boise to consecutive 41-35 records in his first two seasons, securing a playoff berth both years. He'll be joined by pitching coach Anderson Tavares and hitting coach Ricardo Medina. Former Major League outfielder Terrmel Sledge rounds out the Eugene coaching staff as an assistant.

The 2015 season will be Carmelo Martinez's 18th season in the Cubs' organization, and his second as manager with Mesa. He has served as the Cubs' Latin America field coordinator for six seasons and played in the Majors from 1983-91 with the Cubs, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, Royals and Reds. Martinez will be joined by pitching coach Ron Villone and hitting coach Oscar Bernard. Ty Wright joins the staff as an assistant coach.

Juan Cabreja returns for the second consecutive year as manager of the Dominican Cubs. Armando Gabino joins him as the pitching coach and Claudio Almonte will be the hitting coach.

Pedro Gonzalez will manage the Venezuelan Cubs for the second year and be joined by pitching coach Eduardo Villacis and hitting coach Franklin Blanco.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.