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Washington Nationals announce Minor League staff; Randy Knorr named Senior Advisor to GM

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In a press release this afternoon the Washington Nationals announced the coaches for their Minor League affiliates and also announced that former Nats' bench coach Randy Knorr is now a Senior Advisor to GM Mike Rizzo.

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The Washington Nationals announced their minor league coaching staffs in a press release this afternoon.

Many of the positions were already announced, but the Nats made everything official today.

In addition to all the coaches, the Nationals also announced that former bench coach Randy Knorr was named Senior Advisor to the General Manager, in charge of Player Development. Knorr managed in the Nationals' system for six seasons from 2005-2011, served as the Nats' bullpen coach at the end of 2006 and throughout 2009 and spent four seasons as the bench coach (2012-2015).

The Nationals helpfully rounded up all the changes to the various coaching staffs:

• Brian Daubach was named the hitting coach at Triple-A Syracuse. He previously served as Double-A Harrisburg’s manager.

• Matt LeCroy was named the manager of Double-A Harrisburg. He previously served as Washington’s bullpen coach.

• Brian Rupp was named Double-A Harrisburg’s hitting coach. He previously served as Single-A Potomac’s hitting coach.

• Luis Ordaz was promoted to Single-A Potomac’s hitting coach. He previously served as Single-A Hagerstown’s hitting coach.

• Amaury Garcia was named Single-A Hagerstown’s hitting coach. He previously served as short-season Single-A Auburn’s hitting coach.

• RJ Guyer was named Single-A Hagerstown’s strength coach. He previously served as short-season Single-A Auburn’s strength coach.

• Jerad Head was named short-season Single-A Auburn’s manager. He spent the 2015 season as a coach with the GCL Nationals.

• Mark Harris was named short-season Single-A Auburn’s hitting coach. He previously served as Double-A Harrisburg’s hitting coach.

• Josh Johnson was named manager of the GCL Nationals. He embarks on his first season as a manager after a 12-year minor league career, including the previous six seasons (2010-15) in Washington’s system.

• Michael Barrett will assume the role of full-time catching coordinator. He split time between that role and the manager of the GCL Nationals in 2015.

Here are all the minor league coaching staffs:

Nats Minors

Nats Minors