Astros announce 2013 Minor League field staff

Astros announce 2013 Minor League field staff
January 4, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Familiar names will rejoin the Houston Astros organization this season. The club announced its 2013 field staffs for all eight of their minor league affiliates on Friday. The list includes former Astros infielder Morgan Ensberg and shortstop Adam Everett as well as this year's interim manager Tony DeFrancesco. He replaced Brad Mills on August 19, 2012, and finished with a 16-25 record.


Tony DeFrancesco (Triple A Oklahoma City)

Keith Bodie (Double A Corpus Christi)

Rodney Linares (Class A Lancaster)

Omar Lopez (Class A Quad Cities)

Ed Romero (Short-Season Class A Tri-City)

Josh Bonifay (Rookie League Greeneville)

Edgar Alfonzo (Rookie Gulf Coast League)  

Johan Maya (Dominican Summer League)


Development Specialists:

The Astros have made changes to their minor league field staffs in 2013 by adding four development specialists. One will be assigned to each of the club’s top four affiliates. They will be with their assigned club on homestands when they will be coaching pregame and scouting each contest. When their clubs go on road trips, the development specialists will scout their respective league or serve as a roving instructor in the Astros system on a case-by-case basis.

Tom Lawless (Oklahoma City) – infield

Mark Bailey (Corpus Christi) – catching

Morgan Ensberg (Lancaster) -- infield

Vince Coleman (Quad Cities) – outfield/baserunning

Houston has have also added Adam Everett as a roving infield instructor for all levels. Everett played seven of his 11 Major League seasons with the Astros. He appeared in 152 games for the 2005 Astros and started at shortstop in all 14 games that postseason, including four starts in the World Series.


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