Brewers name Fred Dabney Pitching Coach at Triple-A Nashville

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Fred Dabney has been named pitching coach at Triple-A Nashville.  He takes the position vacated by Chris Bosio, who was hired as pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs on December 16, 2011.  Meanwhile, Mark Dewey has joined the organization as pitching coach at Class-A Brevard County, which was previously occupied by Dabney.

Dabney spent the past seven seasons as pitching coach at Brevard County.  He joined the organization in 2004 and spent his first season as pitching coach at Double-A Huntsville.  Dabney served as interim bullpen coach with the Brewers from April 23-May 23, 2010 after Stan Kyles underwent prostate surgery.  Prior to joining the Brewers organization, he spent five seasons as a pitching coach in the Texas Rangers organization.

Greg Barajas joins the Nashville Sounds as athletic trainer.  The two-time athletic trainer of the year and 14-year industry veteran spent the previous two seasons as assistant athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox following 12 seasons in the minors.  He returns for a second career stint in the Milwaukee organization (previously 1998-2004).  Andrew Emmick returns for his third season as strength and conditioning specialist with Nashville.

Dewey joins Brevard County’s coaching staff following two seasons as pitching coach with the Washington Wild Things, an independent league team.  He served as pitching coach at Emory & Henry College in 2009 and has additional experience as pitching coach with the Aiken Foxhounds of the South Coast League (2007) and with the Kingsport Mets (2000 and 2002).  Dewey pitched six seasons in the Major Leagues and compiled a 12-7 record with a 3.65 ERA in 205 games between San Francisco (1990, ’95-96), New York-NL (1992) and Pittsburgh (1993-94).

Aaron Hoback returns to Double-A Huntsville for his third season as athletic trainer and Tim Gifford will join the Stars as strength and conditioning specialist following a season with the Timber Rattlers.  The strength and conditioning specialists include the following: Jonah Mergen (second season with Brevard County), Christian Polega (Wisconsin), Matt Cole (Helena) and Jake Marx (second season with Arizona Brewers).

In addition, the Rookie Dominican Summer League staff will return for 2012.  Manager Nestor Corredor enters his third season at the helm.  The staff also includes coach Luis De Los Santos, pitching coach Jose Nunez, coach Jose Pena, pitching coach assistant Geraldo Obispo and athletic trainer Ken JohnsonRussell McCarthy will join the club as strength and conditioning specialist.