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St. Louis Cardinals Announce 2022 Minor League Staffs

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On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals named their coaching staffs for the minor leagues and also announced their player development & medical personnel for the 2022 season.

The Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds will be managed by Ben Johnson who returns for his fourth season, and he’ll be joined by Dernier Orozco as the pitching coach & Brandon Allen as the hitting coach.

The Double-A, Springfield Cardinals will bring back Jose Leger to manage the club, Darwin Marrero as pitching coach & Tyger Pederson the hitting coach.

Also returning to their managerial roles are Roberto Espinosa (Florida Complex League) and Fray Peniche (Dominican Summer League).

New managers within the organization include Patrick Anderson for the High-A Peoria Chiefs & Gary Kendall at Low-A Palm Beach Cardinals.

Jose Oquendo Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports

A favorite amongst Cardinals fans, Jose Oquendo will serve as Coordinator of Instruction with Tim Leveque coming back named senior pitching instructor & Russ Steinhorn as hitting coordinator.

Also announced were former St. Louis Cardinals Jason Isringhausen & Ryan Ludwick who will be serving as special advisors for the organization.

The following is the entire list of announced minor league staffs & player development assignments for the St. Louis Cardinals 2022 season.

Memphis – Ben Johnson manager, Dernier Orozco pitching coach, Brandon Allen, hitting coach

Springfield – Jose Leger manager, Darwin Marrero pitching coach, Tyger Pederson hitting coach

Peoria – Patrick Anderson manager, Edwin Moreno pitching coach, Willi Martin hitting coach

Palm Beach – Gary Kendall manager. Giovanni Carrara pitching coach, Kedeem Octave hitting coach

Complex League – Roberto Espinosa manager, Rick Harig pitching coach, Bernard Gilkey hitting coach

DSL – Frey Peniche manager, BillyVillanueva pitching coach, Erick Almonte hitting coach


Coordinator of Instruction – José Oquendo

Senior Minor League Pitching Coordinator – Tim Leveque

Minor League Hitting Coordinator – Russ Steinhorn

Asst. Minor League Pitching Coordinator – Dean Kiekhefer

Jupiter Complex Pitching Coordinator – Rick Harig

Asst. Minor League Hitting Coordinator – Daniel Nicolaisen

Medical Coordinator – Chris Whitman

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator – Frank Witkowski

Rehabilitation Coordinator – Victor Kuri

Performance Specialist Rehab – TBD

Technology Integration – DC MacLea

Performance Specialist – Ross Hasegawa

D.R. Medical Coordinator – Pedro


Trainers & Strength/Conditioning Coaches:

Memphis – Dan Martin & Jacqueline Gover

Springfield – Alex Wolfinger & Don Trapp

Peoria – Paden Eveland & Ryan Duffy

Palm Beach – Jeff Case & Campbell Quirk

Florida Complex League – Kiomy Martinez-Ortiz & Grace Cullen

DSL – Riku Shabata, Elvis Hernandez & Gerardo DeLeon

Affiliate Fellows:

Memphis – Ben Tricket

Springfield – Adam Harband

Peoria – Austin Schied

Palm Beach – Brady Hall

Florida Complex League – Christina Whitlock

DSL – Gabriel Corporan

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