The Washington Nationals have announced the organization’s minor league managerial and coaching assignments for the 2013 season, and the Harrisburg Senators will welcome back the entire staff for the upcoming campaign.
Manager Matt LeCroy, pitching coach Paul Menhart, and hitting coach Eric Fox will return to City Island looking to improve on their 64-78 record in 2012 as the team sputtered down the stretch into a 5th place finish in the Western Division.
Optimism abounds around this year’s squad as top prospects Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin are probably slated to begin the season back in Harrisburg while Matt Skole and Sammy Solis are eyed as mid-season additions.
From the Windup
• Trainer Jeff Allred and strength and conditioning coach Tony Rogowski also return to the Senators
• Former Senators’ manager and hitting coach, Tony Beasley and Troy Gingrich, are also set to return to Triple-A Syracuse for another season
• Metro Bank Park will be full of familiar faces this season as most of the Nationals’ field coordinators remain the same. Only Gary Thurman replaces Tony Tarasco who was recently named the Nationals’ first base coach.
Pitching coordinator – Spin Williams
Hitting coordinator – Rick Schu
Field coordinator – Bobby Henley
Infield coordinator – Jeff Garber
Outfield/baserunning coordinator – Gary Thurman