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Mariners announce player development staff

The Mariners released their list of player development staff. Several of their roving instructors are familiar names. Roger Hansen, one of my favorites in the organization, will continue to work with the catchers as the catching coordinator. Jose Castro, who spent the second half of last season as the hitting coach with the Mariners, will be the hitting coordinator, while Dave Wallace will be the pitching coordinator.

Locally, Daren Brown will be back to manage the Tacoma Rainiers. His hitting coach Alonzo Powell, who's reputation as a hitting coach is growing, returns along with Dwight Bernard as the pitching coach.

Phil Plantier will get his first stint at managing, taking over at Double AA West Tennessee. Perhaps the most interesting name in the rest of the minor league managers is Jose Guillen in the Dominican Summer League. Rest assured, it's not crazy-eyed, former Mariner Jose Guillen, who is still pulling in an oversized contract with the Royals. But think for a moment if that Jose Guillen was a manager. He would bring an interesting skill-set and attitude to the job, that would make Ozzie Guillen seem tame.

Anyway, here is the entire list of the 2009 Player Development staff:

Roving Instructors

Coordinator of Instruction: Tim Tollman

Pitching Coordinator: Dave Wallace

Catching Coordinator: Roger Hansen

Hitting Coordinator: Jose Castro

Infield Coordinator: Darrin Garner

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: James Clifford

Trainer Coordinator: Mickey Clarizio

Physical Therapist: Sean McQueeney

Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers

Manager: Daren Brown

Pitching Coach: Dwight Bernard

Coach: Alonzo Powell

Trainer: Tom Newberg

Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx

Manager: Philip Plantier

Pitching Coach: Tom Dettore

Coach: Terry Pollreisz

Trainer: Matt Toth

Single-A High Desert Mavericks

Manager: Jim Horner

Pitching Coach: Jaime Navarro

Coach: Tommy Cruz

Trainer: Jeremy Clipperton

Single-A Clinton LumberKings

Manager: Scott Steinmann

Pitching Coach: Lance Painter

Coach: Eddie Menchaca

Trainer: Eduardo Tamez

Single-A Everett AquaSox

Manager: John Tamargo

Pitching Coach: TBA

Coach: Jesus Azuaje

Trainer: Spyder Webb

Rookie Pulaski Mariners

Manager: Rob Mummau

Pitching Coach: Nasusel Cabrera

Coach: Rafael Santo Domingo

Trainer: Colby Harris

Rookie Peoria Mariners

Manager: Jose Moreno

Pitching Coach: Gary Wheelock

Coach: Andy Bottin

Trainer: Randy Roetter

Clubhouse Mgr.: Ryan Stiles

Dominican Summer League

Manager: Jose Guillen

Pitching Coach: Danielin Acevedo

Coach: Francisco Gerez/Joel Guerrero

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Francis Ramirez

Trainer: Leonardo Jimenez

Venezuelan Summer League

Manager: Russell Vasquez

Pitching Coach: Jesus Hernandez

Coach: William Oropeza/Humberto Espinoza

Trainer: Johnny Molina

Clubhouse Mgr: Melvi Piedra/Anglea Parga