With about two months to go until pitchers and catchers report the Detroit Tigers have been active within their minor league system. On Tuesday they announced which coaches will be moving around the minor league system, with the major announcement of who will be managing each minor league club:
The Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens will be led by manager Phil Nevin, pitching coach A.J. Sager and hitting coach Leon Durham. The Double-A Erie SeaWolves will be led by manager Chris Cron, pitching coach Ray Burris and hitting coach Jerry Martin.
Class A Lakeland will be led by manager Dave Huppert, pitching coach Mike Maroth and hitting coach Larry Herndon. Ernie Young will coach Class A West Michigan.
The club further announced that Al Nipper has joined the organization as the minor league pitching coordinator. The team also reached an agreement to continue their association with the Connecticut short season A club, which is in its third season after being based in Oneonta, NY.