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Fasano joins Jays as Minors skipper

Fasano joins Jays as Minors skipper

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays announced a wave of Minor League appointments on Wednesday, continuing a reorganization of the club's player development and field staffs. Highlighting the new round of hires was the addition of former Major League catcher Sal Fasano as the new manager of Class A Lansing.

After 17 professional seasons as a player, including stints with nine different teams over parts of 11 years in the Major Leagues, Fasano will make his coaching debut with the low Class A Lugnuts. Fasano, who appeared in 427 big league games, suited up for the Blue Jays for part of the 2007 campaign.

Other new hires include: roving hitting coach Anthony Iapoce; roving outfield and baserunning coach Rich Miller; roving pitching coach Peter Walker; Triple-A manager Dan Rohn; Double-A manager Luis Rivera; Double-A hitting coach Ralph Dickenson; Lansing hitting coach John Tamargo Jr.; Class A Auburn hitting coach Kenny Graham; and athletic training and rehab coordinator Hap Hudson.

Two changes within the system include former Minor League athletic training and rehab coordinator Mike Frostad accepting the position of Major League assistant trainer, and Clayton McCullough moving into the role of manager for high Class A Dunedin after managing Lansing for the past two seasons.

Here is a complete list of the Jays' player development staff:

COORDINATORS
Field coordinator: Doug Davis
Senior advisor, player development: Mel Didier
Senior advisor, player development: Mel Queen
Roving pitching coach: Dane Johnson
Roving hitting coach: Anthony Iapoce
Roving infield coach: Mike Mordecai
Roving outfield/baserunning coach: Rich Miller
Rehab pitching coach: Peter Walker
Strength and conditioning coach: Donavan Santas
Equipment coordinator: Billy Wardlow
Athletic training and rehab coordinator: Hap Hudson

TRIPLE-A LAS VEGAS
Manager: Dan Rohn
Pitching: Dave LaRoche
Hitting: Chad Mottola
Trainer: Voon Chong

DOUBLE-A NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manager: Luis Rivera
Pitching: Tom Signore
Hitting: Ralph Dickenson
Trainer: Bob Tarpey

CLASS A DUNEDIN
Manager: Clayton McCullough
Pitching: Darold Knowles
Hitting: Justin Mashore
Trainer: Dan McIntosh

CLASS A LANSING
Manager: Sal Fasano
Pitching: TBD
Hitting: John Tamargo Jr.
Trainer: James Gardiner

CLASS A AUBURN
Manager: Dennis Holmberg
Pitching: TBD
Hitting: Kenny Graham
Trainer: Shawn McDermott

GULF COAST LEAGUE
Manager: John Schneider
Pitching: Vince Horsman
Hitting: Paul Elliott/Dave Pano/Danny Solano
Trainer: John Woodworth

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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