COACHING STAFFS SET FOR REDS AFFILIATES
Today the Reds announced that Class AAA Louisville’s coaching staff will include manager Rick Sweet, hitting coach Adrian Garrett, pitching coach Ted Power and athletic trainer Tomas Vera; Class A Lynchburg’s coaching staff will include manager Pat Kelly, hitting coach Tony Jaramillo, pitching coach Rigo Beltran and athletic trainer Dale Nitzel; rookie league Billings’ coaching staff will include manager Delino DeShields, hitting coach Alex Pelaez, pitching coach Bob Forsch and athletic trainer Charles Leddon; rookie Arizona League Goodyear’s coaching staff will include manager Julio Garcia, pitching coach Tom Browning, hitting coach Jorge Orta, head athletic trainer Clete Sigwart, assistant athletic trainer Charlie Rodriguez and strength and conditioning coach Zach Gjestvang.
The only big changes here include former Reds bench coach Pat Kelly taking over the manager duties at Lynchburg. He had been the GCL Reds skipper for past few seasons. Delino DeShields, who was Billings’ hitting coach last season will serve as manager of the Mustangs in 2010. Julio Garcia moves from Billings’ manager to AZL-Reds skipper. Joining Garcia in Goodyear will be Reds hall of famer Tom Browning, who’ll work as pitching coach.