Tigers announce minor league assignments

The Detroit Tigers today announced the minor league field staff assignments for the 2012 season.

Kevin Bradshaw (field coordinator), Joe DePastino (catching coordinator), Toby Harrah (hitting coordinator), Brian Peterson (performance enhancement instructor), Gene Roof (outfield and baserunning coordinator), Dustin Campbell (medical coordinator), Chris Walter (strength and conditioning coordinator), Steve Chase (assistant strength and conditioning coordinator), Dr. George Carlo (performance coach), Sharon Lockwood (coordinator of international player programs), Lizedny Torres (ESL/cultural assimilation instructor) and Bob Frutchey (minor league clubhouse manager) will all return in their respective positions for the 2012 season.

Al Nipper has joined the Tigers organization and he will serve as the minor league pitching coordinator during the 2012 season.

The following are the field staff assignments at each of the organization's eight minor league affiliates:

TOLEDO
  • Manager - Phil Nevin
  • Pitching Coach - A.J. Sager
  • Hitting Coach - Leon Durham
  • Trainer - Matt Rankin
ERIE
  • Manager - Chris Cron
  • Pitching Coach - Ray Burris
  • Hitting Coach - Jerry Martin
  • Trainer - Chris McDonald
LAKELAND
  • Manager - Dave Huppert
  • Pitching Coach - Mike Maroth
  • Hitting Coach - Larry Herndon
  • Trainer - Corey Tremble
WEST MICHIGAN
  • Manager - Ernie Young
  • Pitching Coach - Mark Johnson
  • Hitting Coach - Scott Dwyer
  • Trainer - T.J. Saunders
CONNECTICUT
  • Manager - Andrew Graham
  • Pitching Coach - Jorge Cordova
  • Hitting Coach - Mike Rabelo
  • Trainer - T.J. Obergefell
GCL TIGERS
  • Manager - Basilio Cabrera
  • Pitching Coach - Greg Sabat
  • Hitting Coach - Nelson Santovenia
  • Trainer - Jason Schwartzman
DSL TIGERS
  • Manager - Rafael Martinez
  • Pitching Coach - Jose Parra
  • Hitting Coach - Ramon Espinosa
  • Infield Coach - Carmelo Jaime
  • Catching Coach - Raynolds Guzman
  • Trainer - Luis Reyes
  • Strength Coach - Rafael Suero
VSL TIGERS
  • Manager - Rafael Gil
  • Pitching Coach - Carlos Bohorquez
  • Hitting Coach - Josman Robles
  • Infield Coach - Carlos Quintero
  • Trainer - Luis Rodriguez