Nationals announce minor league staff

Adam Kilgore
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Friday, December 10, 2010; 12:41 PM

The Nationals made their comet-into-ocean splash at the winter meetings when they signed Jayson Werth, and today they made a pebble-into-puddle announcement by releasing their minor league managers and coaches. Not the most exciting hot stove news you'll read, but there are some notable changes. Randy Knorr, who managed Class AA Harrisburg last season and the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League, will be promoted to manage Class AAA Syracuse. Tony Beasley, who coached third base for the Nationals in 2006, returns to the organization as the manager for Class AA Harrisburg. Gary Cathcart, the manager for Class A Potomac, was reassigned to manage Class A Auburn, which is the new rookie ball affiliate, taking over for Vermont. The most significant changes may have come at Class A Potomac and Class A Hagerstown. Bryce Harper will likely begin the season with the latter and probably spend ample time at the former, too. Matt LeCroy -- the affable catcher whose throwing arm once made Frank Robinson cry -- will manage Potomac. Replacing him in Hagerstown is Brian Daubach, the former Red Sox designated hitter. Here's the full roster, courtesy of the Nationals: Class AAA Syracuse Manager...Randy Knorr Pitching Coach... Greg Booker Hitting Coach...Jerry Browne Class AA Harrisburg Manager...Tony Beasley Pitching Coach... Randy Tomlin Hitting Coach...Troy Gingrich Class A Potomac Manager.... Matt LeCroy Pitching Coach....Paul Menhart Hitting Coach... Mark Harris Class A Hagerstown Manager...Brian Daubach Pitching Coach...Chris Michalak Hitting Coach... Marlon Anderson Short-season Class A Auburn Manager...Gary Cathcart Pitching Coach...Franklin Bravo Hitting Coach...Luis Ordaz Gulf Coast League Manager....Bobby Williams Pitching Coach...Michael Tejera Hitting Coach...Sergio Mendez Coach...John Poppert Dominican Summer League DSL Academy Administrator...Fausto Severino Manager... Sandy Martinez Pitching Coach... Pablo Frias Hitting Coach... Amaury Garcia Coach....Eddy de los Antos

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