Astros name Minors rovers, medical and field staff

Astros name Minors rovers, medical and field staff

The Astros have outlined their Minor League rovers, medical staff and field staff for the 2015 season and will bring back 61 coaches, coordinators and medical staffers from the previous year.

The Minor League managers for the franchise affiliates in 2015 will be Tony DeFrancesco (Triple-A Fresno), Rodney Linares (Double-A Corpus Christi), Omar Lopez (Class-A Advanced Lancaster), Josh Bonifay (Class-A Quad Cities), Ed Romero (Class-A Short-Season Tri-City), Marty Malloy (Rookie Level Gulf Coast League), Johan Maya (Rookie Level Dominican Summer League) and Charlie Romero (Rookie Level Dominican Summer League).

The Rookie Level Greeneville manager is yet to be announced.

The group of coordinators will include field coordinator Paul Runge, pitching coordinator Dyar Miller, hitting coordinator Jeff Albert, roving hitting instructor Ralph Dickenson, roving pitching instructor Doug White, infield instructor Adam Everett, catching instructor Mark Bailey, Minor League special assignment coach Morgan Ensberg and pitching advisor Gary Ruby.

The organization's Minor League medical staff will be comprised of strength and conditioning coordinator Brendan Verner, medical coordinator Jamey Snodgrass, rehab coordinator Daniel Roberts, rehab coach Mike Burns and athletic training advisor Mike Freer.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.