The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their 2023 coaching staffs for their minor league teams, in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season.
All six managers return to their posts from the 2022 season with Ben Johnson returning at Memphis (AAA), Jose Leger at Springfield (AA), Patrick Anderson at Peoria (High A), Gary Kendall at Palm Beach (Low A), Roberto Espinosa at the Rookie Level Florida Complex League and Fray Peniche in the Dominican Summer League.
New hires to the minor league coaching staff include Howie Clark (hitting coach) and Will Peterson (coach) at Memphis; Eric Peterson (pitching coach), Brock Hammit (hitting coach) and Will Hawks (coach) at Springfield; and Casey Chenoweth (hitting coach) at Peoria.
Following is a complete listing of the Cardinals 2023 Minor League Staffs and Player Development assignments:
Club Manager Pitching Coach Hitting Coach Coach
Memphis (AAA) Ben Johnson* Darwin Marrero^ Howie Clark Will Peterson
Springfield (AA) José Leger* Eric Peterson Brock Hammit Will Hawks
Peoria (High A) Patrick Anderson* Edwin Moreno* Casey Chenoweth Christina Whitlock^
Palm Beach (Low A) Gary Kendall* Giovanni Carrara* Willi Martin^ Bernard Gilkey^
Florida Complex Lg. Roberto Espinoza* Dernier Orozco^ Erick Almonte^ Luis Arenado^
Dominican Summer Lg Fray Peniche* Billy Villanueva* TBD Luis Cruz*/Wilman Madera*
2023 Cardinals Minor League Instructors & Medical Staff
Coordinator of Instruction – José Oquendo*
Senior Minor League Pitching Coordinator – Tim Leveque*
Minor League Hitting Coordinator – Russ Steinhorn*
Asst. Minor League Pitching Coordinator – Dean Kiekhefer*
Jupiter Complex Pitching Coordinator – Rick Harig*
Technology Integration Coordinator – DC MacLea*
Video & Technology Specialist– Brady Hall^
Medical Coordinator – Chris Whitman*
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator – Jackie Gover*
Rehabilitation Coordinator – Victor Kuri*
Performance Specialist Rehab – Nick Arpino
Performance Specialist – Ross Hasegawa*
Dominican Republic Medical Coordinator – Pedro Betancourt*
Special Advisors – Ryan Ludwick, Jason Isringhausen, Bryan Eversgerd^
Certified Athletic Trainers:
Memphis – Dan Martin*; Springfield – Alex Wolfinger*; Peoria –Paden Eveland*; Palm Beach –Jeff Case*; Florida Complex League – Kiomy Martínez-Ortíz* & Riku Shabata^; DSL – Albert Navarro.
Strength & Conditioning Coaches:
Memphis – Henry Torres; Springfield – Spencer Clevenger; Peoria –Ryan Duffy*; Palm Beach –Campbell Quirk*; Florida Complex League –Grace Cullen* & Harben Filho Branco; DSL –Elvis Hernandez* & Gerardo DeLeon*.
Memphis – Corey Fitzgerald; Springfield – Noah Landow; Peoria – Colin Campbell; Palm Beach – Manaul Santamaria; Florida Complex League – Elizabeth Millner; DSL – Mose Kane
^-Returning Manager/Coach with new assignment
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