Texas Rangers announce their 2023 minor league coaching staff

Oct 24, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers new team manager Bruce Bochy speaks during a news
Oct 24, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers new team manager Bruce Bochy speaks during a news / Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

With spring training just right around the corner, teams are starting to finalize their staff. A week ago, the Texas Rangers finalized their minor league staff for their minor league teams. Let's take a look at the coaching staff and see who will be coaching your favorite Rangers prospect this season.

* new to Rangers Organization

Round Rock Express (Triple-A)

Manager: Doug Davis*

Pitching Coach: Dave Borkowski*

Bullpen Coach: Demetre Kokoris

Hitting Coach: Matt Lawson

Bench Coach: Chase Lambin

Development: Coach Josh Johnson

Athletic Trainer Will Ehitehead*

Strength & Conditioning: Wade Lamont

Down East Wood Ducks (Low-A)

Manager: Carlos Maldonado

Pitching Coach: Julio Valdez

Hitting Coach: Brian Pozos

Development Coach: Nick Janssen

Development Coach: Ruben Sosa*

Athletic Trainer: Neal Ori

Strength & Conditioning: Brett Platts*

Frisco RoughRiders (Double-A)

Manager: Carlos Cardoza

Pitching Coach: Josh Zeid*

Hitting Coach: Ryan Tuntland

Bench Coach: Tripp Keister*

Development Coach: Kawika Emsley-Pai

Athletic Trainer: Yuichi Takizawa

Strength & Conditioning: Jon Nazarko

Hickory Crawdads (High-A)

Manager: Chad Comer

Pitching Coach: Jon Goebel

Hitting Coach: Drew Sannes

Development Coach: Jay Sullenger

Development Coach: Justin Jacobs

Athletic Trainer: Derrick Decker

Strength & Conditioning: Andru Cardenas

AZL Rangers (Rookie)

Manager: Guilder Rodriguez

Bench Coach: Kevin Torres

Pitching Coach: Thomas St. Clair

Pitching Coach: Jose Jaimes

Hitting Coach: Tyler Wolfe*

Hitting Coach: Eli Orona

Development Coach: Mark Peterson

Development Coach: Shinji Kurano*

Development Coach: Matt Ellmyer*

Coaching Apprentice: Kayla Baptista

Athletic Trainer: Margarita Corrizalez*

Athletic Trainer: Michael Theile

Strength & Conditioning: Adam Noel

Strength & Conditioning: Ed Yong

DSL Rangers (Rookie)

Manager: Elevys Gonzalez

Pitching Coach: Ricardo Valencia

Pitching Coach: TBD

Pitching Coach: TBD

Hitting Coach: Dan Padilla*

Hitting Coach: Eugene Kingsdale

Hitting Coach: Wilton Veras 

Development Coach: Alexis Infante

Development Coach: Jesus Ovalles

Development Coach: Francisco Santiesteban

Athletic Trainer: Wilquin Ortega

Athletic Trainer: Garrett Enders

Strength & Conditioning: Danny Mendoza

Strength & Conditioning: Jose Rosa*


Field / Infield Coordinator: Kenny Holmberg

Pitching Coordinator: Jordan Tiegs

Pitch Design Specialist: Brendan Sagara

Director, Hitting: Cody Atkinson

 Catching Coordinator: Garrett Kennedy

 Director, Performance: Napoleon Pichardo

Asst. Director, Performance: Logan Frandsen

Medical Coordinator: Alex Rodriguez*

Video Coordinator: Hunter Schneider

Full Season Hitting Coord.: Eric Dorton

All four of the Rangers minor league teams will have a new manager this season. Only two of those managers are worth mentioning. Carlos Cardoza was named the new manager for the Frisco RoughRiders this season after Jared Goedert stepped down to pursue another opportunity outside of baseball. Goedert led the Roughriders to the 2022 Texas League Championship title. Cardoza will have some big shoes to fill as they defend the Texas League title this season.

Doug Davis takes over the helm in Round Rock after spending the previous two seasons with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. He brings 25+ years of experience with him to the Texas Rangers organization. He takes over for Matt Hagen who left the Rangers organization over the summer. Like Goedert, he also left to pursue an opportunity outside of baseball.

It's going to be a fun year of Texas Rangers baseball for the organization. RoughRiders fans down in Frisco can't wait to see their team defend their title this year. Fans up in Round Rock can't wait to watch Texas Rangers prospects who are so close to making the team up in Arlington. Let's hope all the minor league teams have good seasons this year and that Rangers prospects remain healthy.