Nationals name Minor League managers

The Nationals named their Minor League managers for the 2010 season on Friday.

Trent Jewett will manage Triple-A Syracuse, replacing Tim Foli. Jewett returns for his second season in Washington’s chain after guiding Class A Potomac to a 79-58 record. In 16 seasons as a manager in the minor leagues, Jewett has amassed 1,068 career victories.

Randy Knorr, who served as the Nationals’ bullpen coach this past season, will manage Double-A Harrisburg. Knorr enters his fifth season as a manager in Washington’s system. His best year came in 2008, when he guided Potomac to the Carolina League Championship.

Gary Cathcart was named manager of Potomac. He joins the Washington organization after spending the previous seven seasons as a coach or manager in the Blue Jays chain.

Matt LeCroy returns for his second season as manager of Class-A Hagerstown.  In his first year at the helm, the Suns went 56-78.

Jeff Garber embarks on his third season in the Nationals chain, his second as manager with Class-A Vermont. The team went 34-41 this past season.  

Bobby Williams was named manager of the Gulf Coast Nationals, returning to the dugout after serving the past three years as director of player development for the organization. The 2010 campaign will mark his sixth season with Washington, his third as a manager.

In other news: the Nationals named Bobby Henley their field coordinator, Jeff Garber as the infield coordinator, Rick Shu as the hitting coordinator, Spin Williams as the pitching coordinator and Devon White as the outfield and baserunning coordinator. 

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