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Pirates announce minor league managers and coaches12/22/2010 2:00 PM ET
The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced their minor league managerial and coaching assignments for the 2011 season. The announcement was made by Kyle Stark, Pittsburgh's Director of Player Development.
Dean Treanor, who served Triple-A Indianapolis as Pitching Coach in 2010, will manage the club next season. Prior to joining the Pirates organization in 2009, he spent seven years (2002-08) in the Florida Marlins minor league system, compiling a 428-415 (.508) record in his six seasons as a manager. Dean is currently managing in the Dominican Republic - his third straight off-season doing so.
P.J. Forbes will manage Double-A Altoona after guiding Class-A Bradenton to the third-best overall record (76-62) and a post-season appearance in the Florida State League last year. Forbes joined the Pirates organization in 2009 and managed Lynchburg to a Carolina League Championship that year.
Carlos Garcia will take over the managerial duties at Bradenton after serving as First Base Coach and Infield Instructor for the Major League team in 2010. He managed Magallanes to a 41-22 record and a spot in the Championship Series last year during the Venezuelan Winter League.
Gary Robinson will manage Class-A West Virginia in 2011 after serving as manager at State College in 2009-2010. Dave Turgeon will manage State College in 2011 after spending the last four years as the associate head coach and pitching coach at Virginia Tech. He has spent the last nine years coaching at the collegiate level after a 13-year professional playing career.
Tom Prince returns for his fifth season as manager of the GCL Pirates.
Another new addition to the organization will be Justin Meccage, who will serve as the Pitching Coach for State College. Meccage was the Pitching Coach at Arkansas State in 2010. He joined the ASU coaching staff in August, 2007, after serving as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Texas-Pan American since 2004.
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