The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their 2021 coaching staffs for their minor league teams, in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season.
Ben Johnson returns as manager at Memphis (AAA), while Jose Leger (Springfield-AA), Chris Swauger (Peoria-High A), Jose Leon (Palm Beach-Low A), Roberto Espinosa (Ext. Spring Training), Estuar Ruiz (DSL Red) and Fray Peniche (DSL Blue) round out the organization’s player development managerial ranks for 2021.
Tim Leveque returns as Senior Pitching Coordinator with Russ Steinhorn (Hitting Coordinator), Randy Neimann (Pitching Instructor) and Jose Oquendo (Infield Instructor) also returning.
The following is a complete listing of the Cardinals 2021 Minor League Staffs and Player Development assignments:
Club Manager Pitching Coach Hitting Coach
Memphis (AAA) Ben Johnson* Dernier Orozco* Brandon Allen*
Springfield (AA) Jose Leger^ Darwin Marrero* Tyger Pederson*
Peoria (High A) Chris Swauger^ Rick Harig* Joe Hawkins^
Palm Beach (Low A) Joe Leon^ Dean Kiekhefer^ Daniel Nicolaisen ^
Ext. Spring Training Roberto Espinoza ^ Giovanni Carrara^ Tyler Wolfe^
DSL Red Estuar Ruiz* Bill Villanueva^ Luis Cruz
DSL Blue Fray Peniche* Edwin Moreno Erick Almonte^