Columbus Clippers (Triple-A; International League)
Manager: Mike Sarbaugh
Pitching Coach: Charles Nagy
Coach: Lee May Jr.
Trainer: Michael Salazaar
Akron Aeros (Double-A; Eastern League)
Manager: Joel Skinner
Pitching Coach: Greg Hibbard
Coach: Jim Rickon
Trainer: Chad Wolfe
Kinston Indians (Advanced-A; Carolina League)
Manager: Aaron Holbert
Pitching Coach: Tony Arnold
Coach: Rouglas Odor
Trainer: Jeremy Heller
Lake County Captains (Low-A; Midwest League)
Manager: Ted Kubiak
Pitching Coach: Mickey Callaway
Coach: Phil Clark
Trainer: Issei Kamada
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short Season A; NY/Penn League)
Manager: Travis Fryman
Pitching Coach: Ken Rowe
Coach: Dennis Malave
AZL Indians (Rookie League)
Manager: Chris Tremie
Pitching Coach: Jeff Harris
Coach: Anthony Medrano
Trainer: Teddy Blackwell
2010 Field Staff Assignments
Field Coordinator: Dave Hudgens
Advisor, Player Development: Johnny Goryl
Pitching Coordinator: Dave Miller
Hitting Coordinator: Bruce Fields
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Gary Thurman
Latin American Field Coordinator: Minnie Mendoza
Catching Coordinator: Chris Tremie
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: Jake Beiting
Rehabilitation Coordinator: James Quinlan
Sports Psychologist: Charlie Maher
From Anthony Castrovince, MLB.com…
For 13 seasons in an Indians uniform, Charles Nagy was the epitome of durability and dependability, helping guide the Tribe to six AL Central titles in seven years and two AL pennants.
Now, the Indians will be counting on Nagy again, albeit in a different role.
The Cleveland Indians today announced CA CARLOS SANTANA underwent surgery yesterday to remove a fracture of the hamate bone in his right hand.
The surgery was performed by DR. TOM GRAHAM at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD. Santana experienced soreness in the hand and wrist area during his illness-shortened stint in winter ball.
Rehabilitation and recovery from this procedure is eight-to-ten weeks and Santana is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2010 season
RHP ADAM MILLER recently experienced a setback while progressing on his post operative interval throwing program in Goodyear, AZ.
The setback necessitated additional surgical intervention with Dr. Graham to stabilize the flexor tendon reconstruction in his right long finger.
Adam has initiated hand therapy and no timetable has been set for his return to baseball activities.
The Cleveland Indians & Manager MANNY ACTA today named JON NUNNALLY Major League Hitting Coach to complete the 2010 Major League Coaching Staff.
Nunnally, 38, has been a Hitting Coach in the Indians Player Development system the last three (3) seasons since retiring as a player after the 2006 season. Jon was the Hitting Coach for the Kinston Indians in 2007 and 2008 and most recently for the AAA Columbus Clippers this past season. Under his tutelage in 2009 the Columbus Clippers led the International League in batting average (.275) as the Clippers placed a pair of players (OF Jordan Brown, INF Andy Marte) on the Triple-A All-Star team. In his first season with Kinston in 2007, the K-Tribe led the Carolina League in batting average and runs scored and in 2008 Beau Mills earned the Carolina League MVP award under his watch.
The Ringgold, VA native played professionally for 15 seasons from 1992-2006 with seven different organizations. Jon spent parts of 6 seasons at the Major League level with Kansas City (’95-’97), Cincinnati (’97-’98), Boston (’99) and New York-AL (’00), compiling a career average of .246 (218-885) at the big league level with 47 2B, 12 3B, 42HR & 125 RBI in 364 games. After being selected in the 3rd round of the 1992 draft by the Tribe, he spent the following three seasons in the Indians organization to begin his pro career before the KC Royals selected him in the Rule V draft after the 1994 season. His finest season in the Majors was in 1997 when he hit 13HR in just 65 games with the Cincinnati Reds.
2010 Cleveland Indians
Manager: Manny Acta
First Base Coach: Sandy Alomar Jr.
Pitching Coach: Tim Belcher
Hitting Coach: Jon Nunnally
Bullpen Coach: Scott Radinsky
Third Base/Infield Coach: Steve Smith
Bench Coach: Tim Tolman
Assistant to Major League Staff: Ruben Niebla
2010 Columbus Clippers
Manager: Mike Sarbaugh
Hitting Coach: TBA
Pitching Coach: TBA
2010 Akron Aeros
Manager: Joel Skinner
Hitting Coach: TBA
Pitching Coach: TBA
Other minor league positions have not been announced.
The Cleveland Indians have inked four players that could be Columbus Clippers in 2010…
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed the following players to minor league free agent contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp: INF BRIAN BUSCHER, LHP MIKE GOSLING, RHP JASON GRILLI, INF LUIS RODRIGUEZ. All four spent extensive time at the big league level in 2009.
Buscher, 28, split the 2009 season between AAA Rochester and the Minnesota Twins. With the Twins he hit .235 (32-136) with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2HR and 12 RBI in 61 games. He also hit .306 (11-36) in 15 second half games for the AL Central champs. He owns a Major League career average of .266 (116-436) with 13 2B, 8HR and 69RBI in 164 games with the Twins since debuting in 2007. He appeared in 25 games at third base and 13 games at first base for the Twins in 2009. He was originally selected in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft by the San Francisco Giants out of the University of South Carolina and was a Rule V pick of the Twins before the 2007 campaign.
Gosling, 29, made 15 appearances out of the bullpen for the Cleveland Indians in 2009, going 0-0 w/a 5.04 ERA (25.0IP, 30H, 14ER, 11BB, 13K). He had an ERA of 3.46 (13.0IP, 13H, 5ER) in 8 games over the final month of the season. He started the year in the Twins organization at AAA Rochester (7-1, 4.37 ERA, 21 games) and also pitched at AAA Columbus after joining the Indians organization in June. He owns a Major League career record of 3-4 w/a 4.85 ERA in 58 games (9GS, 117.0IP, 139H, 63ER, 74K). He was Arizona’s 2nd round pick in 2001 out of Stanford and has logged time in the big leagues with the D-Backs and Reds since 2004.
Grilli, 33, split the season pitching in relief between the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers’ bullpen where he was a combined 2-3 w/a save and a 5.32 ERA in 52 games (45.2IP, 50H, 27ER, 27BB, 49K). After being acquired from Texas on June 9, he allowed just 3 earned runs over his first 17 outings (17.2IP, 9H, 3ER, .150AVG) before going on the disabled list in early August with right elbow inflammation. Overall with Texas his ERA was 4.78 (26.1IP, 21H, 14ER) in 30 games with a .216 (21-97) average against. He owns a career Major League record of 18-18 with 2 saves w/a 4.74 ERA in 238 games (16GS, 356.2IP, 366H, 188ER, 262K) with five teams since 2000. He was San Francisco’s first round pick (4th overall) in the 1997 draft.
Rodriguez, 29, spent the entire season with the San Diego Padres where he hit .202 (42-208) with 6 2B, 2HR and 16RBI. He walked 37 times against just 23 strikeouts for an on-base % of .319. He was San Diego’s opening day shortstop and prior to a left ankle injury in May he owned an on-base % of .396. Overall the native of San Carlos, Venezuela made 30 starts at shortstop and 25 starts at second base for the Padres. He owns a Major League career average of.243 (208-855) in 363 games with a career on-base % of .316.
From MLB.com… Grilli among four Tribe spring invites
Mike Gosling spent time with the Clippers in 2009.
The Cleveland Indians have named Mike Sarbaugh as the Clippers manager for the 2010 season. He is the 20th manager in franchise history.
Sarbaugh, 42, spent the previous two seasons with Double-A Akron. In 2009, he guided the Aeros to an 89-53 finish and the Eastern League Championship. He was selected as Baseball America’s “Best Managerial Prospect” in the Eastern League. This will be his 21st consecutive season in the Indians organization as a player, coach or manager.
Sarbaugh began his managerial career in 2004 by winning the New-York Penn League Championship with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Mike moved up to serve as the skipper for Lake County in 2005 and then Kinston in 2006 and 2007 prior to his promotion to Akron in 2008. In addition to winning the championship with Mahoning Valley in 2004, he also won the Carolina League title with Kinston in 2006 and was selected as the Carolina League “Manager of the Year” in 2007. Sarbaugh carries a career managerial record of 455-321 (.586) over six seasons.
A resident of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, with his wife Nicole, their sons Michael and Matthew, and daughter Marin, Mike graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Kinesiology. He was an All-Conference shortstop at Lamar and played six seasons in the minor leagues, five in the Cleveland organization (1990-1994). Prior becoming a manager, Sarbaugh spent five seasons as a coach with the Kinston Indians and Columbus (Ga.) RedStixx (1995-99) and four seasons as an Akron Aeros coach (2000-03).
Mike Sarbaugh’s Career Managerial Record
Year Team (Classification; League) Record Notes
2009 Akron (Double-A; Eastern) 89-53 1st * won league championship
2008 Akron (Double-A; Eastern) 80-62 2nd * playoff appearance
2007 Kinston (Advanced-A; Carolina) 87-52 1st * playoff appearance
2006 Kinston (Advanced-A; Carolina) 85-54 1st * won league championship
2005 Lake County (Low-A; South Atlantic) 72-66 2nd
2004 Mahoning Valley (Short-A; NY/Penn) 42-34 1st * won league championship