Rockies add former all-star RHP Doug Jones to Minor League staff

Jones Will be the Pitching Coach at Short Season-A Boise

DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced that the organization has hired former five-time All-Star right-handed pitcher Doug Jones to their Minor League staff as the Pitching Coach at Short Season-A Boise. Additionally, Dave Burba will be the new Pitching Coach at Double-A New Britain and Brandon Emmanuel will be the new Pitching Coach at High-A Modesto. Steve Merriman, who was previously hired to be the Pitching Coach at Double-A, has left the organization due to personal reasons.

The 2015 season will be Jones' first as a coach in professional baseball. He joins the Rockies organization after spending the past five years as the Pitching Coach at San Diego Christian College (2009-2014). Jones worked previously in professional baseball with the Arizona Diamondbacks for two seasons (2006-08) as a Special Assistant in the Minor Leagues. Jones played parts of 16 Major League seasons from 1982-2000. During his career, Jones suited up for the Milwaukee Brewers (1982, 1996-98), Cleveland Indians (1986-91, 1998), Houston Astros (1992-93), Philadelphia Phillies (1994), Baltimore Orioles (1995), Chicago Cubs (1996) and Oakland Athletics (1999-2000).

The Covina, Calif. native was named an All-Star five times (1988-1990, 1992, 1994) and finished his career with 303 saves, which currently ranks 24th all-time. Jones went 69-79 with a 3.30 ERA (1128.1 ip, 414 er) in 846 career Major League games. Jones' 846 career games rank 38th all-time in Major League baseball entering 2015.

Burba is entering his third season as a Pitching Coach for the Rockies. This will be his first season at Double-A. The Rockies announced the hiring of Emmanuel on January 8th, originally as the organization's Pitching Coach at Short Season-A Boise. Prior to joining the Rockies, Emmanuel was a Pitching Coach in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization for six seasons (2008-2013).

Below is a complete list of the Rockies Minor League staff with the changes for 2015 in bold (originally announced on January 8, 2015).

ORGANIZATIONAL STAFF
Director of Pitching Operations - Mark Wiley
Head Pitching Coordinator - Doug Linton
Assistant Pitching Coordinator - Bob Apodaca
Hitting Coordinator - Duane Espy
Catching Coordinator - Mark Strittmatter
Latin America Field Coordinator - Edison Lora
Head Rehabilitation Coordinator - Scott Murayama
Assistant Rehabilitation Coordinator - Andy Stover
Co-Physical Performance Coordinator - Brian Buck
Co-Physical Performance Coordinator - Mike Jasperson
Cultural Development Coordinator - Josh Rosenthal
Cultural Development Teacher - Angel Amparo
Peak Performance Coordinator - Andy McKay
Equipment Manager - Jerry Bass

ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES (AAA)                                           
Glenallen Hill - Manager                                             
Darryl Scott - Pitching Coach                                        
Dave Hajek - Hitting Coach                                           
Heath Townsend - Medical Trainer                                     
Brian Buck/Mike Jasperson - Physical Performance Coach                         

NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS (AA)       
Ron Gideon - Supervisor          
Darin Everson - Manager          
Dave Burba - Pitching Coach      
Jeff Salazar - Hitting Coach     
Billy Whitehead - Medical Trainer                                     
TBD - Physical Performance Coach

MODESTO NUTS (A+)                                                        
Jerry Weinstein - Supervisor                                             
Fred Ocasio - Manager                                                    
Brandon Emanuel - Pitching Coach                                         
Drew Saylor - Hitting Coach  
                                            
Josh Guterman - Medical Trainer                                          
TBD - Physical Performance Coach                                         

ASHEVILLE TOURISTS (A)
Marv Foley - Supervisor        
Warren Schaeffer - Manager  
Mark Brewer - Pitching Coach         
Mike Devereaux - Hitting Coach
Casey Papas - Medical Trainer  
TBD - Physical Performance Coach  

BOISE HAWKS (SS-A)                                   
Fred Nelson - Supervisor                                                  
Frank Gonzales - Manager                                                 
Doug Jones - Pitching Coach                                              
Andy Gonzalez - Hitting Coach                                            

Mickey Clarizio - Medical Trainer                                        
TBD - Physical Performance Coach                                         

GRAND JUNCTION ROCKIES (R)          
Tony Diaz - Supervisor
Anthony Sanders - Manager            
Ryan Kibler - Pitching Coach           
Lee Stevens - Hitting Coach            
John Duff - Medical Trainer        
TBD - Physical Performance Coach         

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE ROCKIES (R)
Mauricio Gonzalez - Manager
Edison Lora - Pitching Coach
Eugenio Jose - Hitting Coach
Florentino Nunez - Coach
Andri Guevara - Physical Performance Coach/Medical Trainer
Arnaldo Gomez - Medical Trainer