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D-backs Announce 2014 Minor League Coaching Staff

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named their 2014 Minor League coaching staff, including the addition of former Major Leaguer Phil Nevin as the Triple-A Reno Manager, as announced by D-backs Director, Player Development Mike Bell.

Nevin, 42, enters his sixth season as a Manager and 17th season of professional baseball. He spent the last four seasons as a Manager in the Tigers system, where he compiled a 254-318 record with Triple-A Toledo from 2011-13 and Double-A Erie in 2010. In 2009, he managed the Orange County Flyers of the Independent Golden Baseball League.

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Nevin hit .270 (1,131-for-4,188) with 208 home runs and 743 RBI in 1,217 career games as an infielder over parts of 12 seasons with the Astros (1995), Tigers (1995-97), Angels (1998), Padres (1999-2005), Rangers (2005-06) Cubs (2006) and Twins (2006). He was the Astros first overall selection in the 1992 First-Year Player Draft out of Cal-State Fullerton after garnering the Golden Spikes Award and National Player of the Year honors by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

Rob Ducey, 48, will serve as Rookie-Advanced Missoula's Hitting Coach, his third season as a hitting coach after stints with the Expos' Double-A team in 2004 and Yankees' Short-Season A affiliate in 2005. Ducey most recently served as a professional scout with the Rays in 2010 and Blue Jays from 2006-09. The former outfielder hit .242 (309-for-1,279) with 78 doubles, 31 home runs and 146 RBI in 703 career games over parts of 13 seasons with the Blue Jays (1987-1992, 2000), Angels (1992), Rangers (1993-94), Mariners (1997-98), Phillies (1999-2001) and Expos (2001). He was signed by the Blue Jays as a Non-Drafted Free Agent on May 16, 1984 out of Seminole State College of Florida.

Also, former Minor League infielder Vince Harrison (2001-07) joins the organization as Rookie-Level Arizona League's Hitting Coach.

The complete D-backs' Player Development staff is listed below:

                         

Manager

Pitching Coach

Hitting Coach

Trainer

Strength/Cond.

Triple-A Reno Aces

Phil Nevin

Mike Parrott

Greg Gross

Joe Metz

Mike Schofield

Double-A Mobile BayBears

Andy Green

Wellington Cepeda

Jacob Cruz

Masa Abe

Andrew Slorp

Single-A Visalia Rawhide

Robby Hammock

Gil Heredia

Bobby Smith

Paul Porter

Matt Tenney

Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks

Mark Haley

Doug Bochtler

Jason Camilli

Rafael Freitas

Skyler Zarndt

Short-Season A Hillsboro Hops

J.R. House

Doug Drabek

Mark Grace

Chad Moeller

David Lasnier

Rookie-Advanced Missoula Osprey

Audo Vicente

Jeff Bajenaru

Rob Ducey

Jeremy Fradin

Sean Light

Rookie-Level Arizona League D-backs

Luis Urueta

Larry Pardo

Vince Harrison

Jon Herzner

David Harrigan

 

Field/Infield Coordinator

Tony Perezchica

 

Manual Perf. Coord.

Kyle Torgerson

Pitching Coordinator

Dan Carlson

 

Rehab Coordinator

Brad Arnsberg

Hitting Coordinator

Alan Cockrell

 

Strength Coordinator

Vaughn Robinson

OF/Baserunning Coord.

Joel Youngblood

 

Complex Coordinator

Bob Bensinger

Catching Coordinator

Bill Plummer

 

Clubhouse Assistant

Ben Dorgan

Latin Liaison

Hatuey Mendoza

 

Clubhouse Assistant

James Cameron

Medical Coordinator

Andrew Hauser

 

Video Coordinator

Jim Currigan

Asst Medical Coordinator

David Rivera

 

Hillsboro Consultant

Ben Petrick

 

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