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11/26/2008 2:07 PM ET
Angels announce 2009 Minor League coaching staffs
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ANAHEIM -- The Angels named their Minor League development and coaching staffs for the 2009 season in an announcement Wednesday by Director of Player Development Abe Flores.

The Angels, who return to Single-A Cedar Rapids for their 17th season (the longest tenure of any Angels' affiliate), begin their ninth season at three other affiliates (Triple-A Salt Lake, Double-A Arkansas and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga) and their fifth with the Orem Owlz, the club's rookie-level affiliate in the Pioneer League. The Angels will again field rookie teams in the Arizona League (at the Tempe Minor League complex since 2006) and the Dominican Summer League (in San Pedro de Macoris).

The Angels have an impressive list of managers in their farm system: Former Major League outfielder Bobby Mitchell returns for his second season at Triple-A Salt Lake after spending the previous two seasons at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga; Bobby Magallanes, who spent four seasons at Single-A Cedar Rapids (2003-06), returns for his third stint at Double-A Arkansas, where he led the Travelers to the 2008 Texas League championship; Keith Johnson, an 11-year Minor Leaguer who spent two years as the Arkansas hitting coach (2006-07), begins his second season at Single-A Cedar Rapids; Tom Kotchman, who owns the longest tenure of any Angels' manager (27 seasons) and has led the Angels' Pioneer League affiliate to league titles in three of the last five seasons (2004-05-07), once again heads the rookie-level Orem Owlz; former Angels Minor Leaguer Tyrone Boykin, who has managed eight seasons in the Angels' organization, returns for his third stint at Tempe, where he was named the 2008 Arizona League Manager of the Year; and longtime Angel Charlie Romero, who oversees the Angels' Dominican Complex and has been a part of the Angels' organization for the last 21 seasons, begins his 12th season as the manager of the Angels' Dominican Summer League team.

The lone newcomer to the Angels' 2009 managerial staff is nine-year Major League outfielder Eric Owens, who takes over at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (replacing Ever Magallanes). Owens, who spent the previous two seasons as an Angels' hitting coach (at Arkansas in 2008 and Cedar Rapids in 2007), appeared in the Major Leagues with the Reds (1995-97), Brewers (1998), Padres (1999-2000), Marlins (2001-02) and Angels (2003).

The Angels' Minor League roving staff remains intact in 2009: Bruce Hines begins his 24th season in the Angels' organization and seventh as the field coordinator; Kernan Ronan, a longtime pitching coach in the Angels' farm system, returns for his third season as the roving pitching coordinator, Todd Takayoshi, the roving catching coach in 2006, begins his third year as the roving hitting coordinator; nine-year Major League infielder Rob Picciolo returns for his fourth season as the roving infield coordinator; and Tom Gregorio, who spent six-plus seasons (1999-2005) as a catcher in the Angels' farm system, begins his third stint as the roving catching coordinator.

The Angels feature some noteworthy names among the affiliate coaching staffs: seven-year Major League pitcher Ken Patterson, who pitched two seasons (1993-94) with the Angels, will assist as pitching coach at Arkansas; Dick Schofield, a 14-year Major League shortstop who played 10 seasons with the Angels, returns for his third season as hitting coach at Tempe and Trevor Wilson, who pitched in the Major Leagues for the San Francisco Giants (1988-93, 95) and Angels (1998) will handle the pitchers in Tempe for the second straight season; Damon Mashore, a Major League outfielder for the Oakland A's (1996-97) and Angels (1998), will be the hitting coach at Rancho Cucamonga; and former Angels Minor Leaguers Brandon Emanuel (Cedar Rapids pitching coach), Brenton Del Chiaro (Cedar Rapids hitting coach) and coaching newcomer Mike Eylward (Orem hitting coach) will all contribute as coaches in the farm system in 2009.

Following is a look at the Angels' 2009 Minor League Development Staff:

  SALT LAKE (AAA) ARKANSAS (AA) RANCHO CUCAMONGA (A)
MANAGER Bobby Mitchell Bobby Magallanes Eric Owens
PITCHING COACH Erik Bennett Ken Patterson Dan Ricabal
HITTING COACH Jim Eppard Francisco Matos Damon Mashore
TRAINER Brian Reinker Eric Munson Mike Metcalfe
  CEDAR RAPIDS (A) OREM (R) TEMPE (R) DOMINICAN (R)
MANAGER Keith Johnson Tom Kotchman Ty Boykin Charlie Romero
PITCHING COACH Brandon Emanuel Zeke Zimmerman Trevor Wilson Santos Alcala
HITTING COACH Brenton Del Chiaro Mike Eylward Dick Schofield Edgal Rodriguez
TRAINER Dan Nichols Michael Dart Zachary Jones Miguel Arias

FIELD COORDINATOR/OUTFIELD -- Bruce Hines
ROVING HITTING COORDINATOR -- Todd Takayoshi
ROVING PITCHING COORDINATOR -- Kernan Ronan
ROVING INFIELD COORDINATOR -- Rob Picciolo
ROVING CATCHING COORDINATOR -- Tom Gregorio
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT CATCHING COORDINATOR -- Bill Lachemann
TRAINER'S COORDINATOR -- Geoff Hostetter
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