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Triple-A coaching staff returning to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Posted By Chad Jennings On January 3, 2013 @ 1:12 pm In Misc | 190 Comments

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The Yankees today announced that their entire Triple-A coaching staff will return next season. This is the group that managed to win a division without having a home field, so it’s not a bad group to keep around.

Still no official announcement about the big league staff, but Joe Girardi has said he expects everyone back.

I believe High-A Tampa is the Yankees only full-season affiliate that hasn’t announced its coaching staff. Here are the coaching staffs for the other three.  

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE
Manager: Dave Miley
Pitching: Scott Aldred
Hitting: Butch Wynegar
Coach: Frank Menechino
Athletic trainer: Darren London
Strength and condition: Lee Tressel

Miley, Aldred, Wynegar, London and Tressel have been with Scranton since I was there. Aldred interviewed for the big league pitching coach job that ultimately went to Larry Rothschild.

TRENTON
Manager: Tony Franklin
Pitching: Tommy Phelps
Hitting: Justin Turner
Coach: Luis Dorante
Athletic trainer: Scott DiFrancesco
Strength and conditioning: Orlando Crance

Franklin was the Eastern League Manager of the Year and returns for his seventh season with Trenton. Phelps has been there for five seasons, and Turner joins them for the first time. He spent the past two years as the hitting coach with High-A Tampa.

CHARLESTON
Manager: Al Pedrique
Pitching: Danny Borrell
Hitting: P.J. Pilittere
Coach: Justin Tordi
Athletic trainer: Mike Becker
Strength and conditioning: Joe Giangrasso

Pedrique is the former interim manager of the Diamondbacks. He replaces Carlos Mendoza, who has been named a roving defensive coach for the Yankees. Borrell returns for a second year with Charleston, and Pilittere will replace Greg Colbrunn, who’s now the Red Sox hitting coach. Pilittere came up as a player in the Yankees system and began coaching last year.

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