Blue Jays complete Minor League appointments



    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have completed the
coaching staffs of each Minor League affiliate for the upcoming 2008 season.
    GARY CATHCART, moves from manager at Lansing (A) to New Hampshire (AA) of
the Eastern League. CATHCART, 45, enters his 3rd season as a manager with the
club, having managed Pulaski (Rookie) in 2004, prior to his posting at Lansing
last season. He led the Lugnuts to a 78-61 record, a franchise record for
wins, and a playoff berth in the Midwest League. The New Bedford,
Massachusetts native first joined the Blue Jays organization for the
2003 season and holds a 118-88 (.573) managerial record.
    CLAYTON McCULLOUGH, will manage the Lansing (A) Lugnuts of the Midwest
League. The native of Greenville, North Carolina, a first-time manager last
season, led the Blue Jays Gulf Coast entry to a 36-24 record and a second
place finish in the North Division. The 28 year-old is entering his 3rd season
with the organization, beginning his major league coaching career as the
hitting coach for the Pulaski Blue Jays (Rookie League) in the Appalachian
League. Prior to the Appalachian League season he was a volunteer baseball
coach at East Carolina University during the collegiate season. A former
catcher in the Cleveland Indians organization, he also saw time as the interim
bullpen catcher for part of the 2006 season with the Toronto Blue Jays.
    The Gulf Coast Blue Jays will be managed by DAVE PANO. PANO, 48, spent
the last season as the hitting coach for the Gulf Coast club. Previously he
managed the Pulaski (Advanced-Rookie) entry in 2005 and 2006. The Worcester,
Massachusetts native posted a 69-66 record during that time, leading the club
to a second place finish in 2006. The Gulf Coast League (Rookie) operates from
late June through the end of August, featuring a 10-week schedule.

    
    A complete list of the Blue Jays 2008 player development staff follows.

    COORDINATORS
    ------------
    Coordinator of Instruction           Mike Basso
    Pitching                             Dane Johnson
    Hitting                              Dwayne Murphy
    Athletic Training                    Mike Frostad
    Strength & Conditioning              Bryan King
    Equipment                            Billy Wardlow

    SYRACUSE                             NEW HAMPSHIRE
    --------                             -------------
    Manager:     Doug Davis              Manager:     Gary Cathcart
    Pitching:    Rick Langford           Pitching:    Dave LaRoche
    Hitting:     Al LeBoeuf              Hitting:     Ken Joyce
    Trainer:     Jon Woodworth           Trainer:     Voon Chong

    DUNEDIN                              LANSING
    -------                              -------
    Manager:     Omar Malave             Manager:     Clayton McCullough
    Pitching:    Darold Knowles          Pitching:    Tom Signore
    Hitting:     Paul Elliott            Hitting:     Justin Mashore
    Trainer:     Andrew Muccino          Trainer:     Bob Tarpey

    AUBURN                               GULF COAST
    ------                               ----------
    Manager:     Dennis Holmberg         Manager:     Dave Pano
    Pitching:    Antonio Caceres         Pitching:    Vince Horsman
    Hitting:     Charles Poe             Hitting:     Danny Solano
    Trainer:     Daniel McIntosh         Trainer:     Michael White
    





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