Berryhill named Rangers Class-A manager; Jones back at Triple-A
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Former major-league catcher Damon Berryhill was named Monday the manager at Bakersfield, the Texas Rangers' Class A team in the California League.
Berryhill spent the last three years in the Rangers organization as the catching coordinator. This is the first managerial job for Berryhill, who played 10 major-league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati and San Francisco.
Bobby Jones will again be the manager at Triple-A Oklahoma, marking his 21st season in the Texas organization as a minor-league manager or coach. Jones was on the Rangers major-league staff twice, from 2000-01 and again in 2006.
It will be his third stint as the manager of the Oklahoma RedHawks or their predecessor, the Oklahoma City 89ers.
With Dave Anderson's promotion to field coordinator for the organization, Scott Little takes over as manager at Double-A Frisco. Little was a Double-A manager in the Washington Nationals' organization last season.
Mike Micucci returns for his second season at Class A Clinton.
The Rangers said the coaching staff for Class A Spokane hasn't been completed.
The organization's roving instructors are unchanged. Hitting instructor Mike Boulanger, pitching coordinator Rick Adair and outfield-baserunning instructor Wayne Kirby all return in 2008.
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