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Dave Brundage Manager  

Dave BrundageDave Brundage joins the River Cats with nearly two decades of managerial experience. The veteran manager spent the last four seasons with the International League's Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A), compiling a 286-289 record (.497). Last year, he led the IronPigs to an 85-58 record, the second best mark in all of Triple-A baseball.

Brundage made his managerial debut in 1995 with the Riverside Pilots (Seattle Mariners Class A-Advanced) but has spent most of his managerial career at either the Double- or Triple-A levels. Prior to his four seasons with Lehigh Valley, Brundage helmed the Richmond/Gwinnett Braves for six seasons from 2007 through 2012. He made his Triple-A debut in 2006 with the Pacific Coast League's Tacoma Rainiers. Brundage has a career record of 1,371-1,315 (.510) in 19 seasons as a manager and a 793-781 (.504) mark at the Triple-A level.

Drafted in the 4th round of the 1986 Amateur Draft out of Oregon State University, Brundage spent 10 seasons as a player in the Minor Leagues with the Phillies and Mariners organizations.

Steve Kline Pitching Coach  

Steve KlineKline joins the River Cats for his first season as pitching coach in Sacramento after three seasons with the Giants' Double-A affiliate Richmond Flying Squirrels. He spent the six seasons before that with the Class-A Augusta GreenJackets.

Kline was a durable left-handed reliever during his time in the majors, appearing in 89 games in 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals, which broke a major-league single-season record for lefties. He also posted a 1.80 ERA that year ¬- one of two career seasons with sub-2.00 ERA (1.79 in 2004).

The 11-year major-league vet collected 39 saves and a 3.51 ERA in 796 career big league contests, including one start for the Cleveland Indians in 1997. He played for a total of five teams, including the final two years of his career in San Francisco.

Damon Minor Hitting Coach  

Damon MinorIn his first year with the team in 2016, Minor helped the River Cats improve their batting average four points to the tune of a .272 average, good for sixth best in the Pacific Coast League. Minor spent the 2016 offseason serving as the hitting coach for the Scottsdale Scorpions (Arizona Fall League), where he worked with potential future River Cats hitters.

Minor is now in his third season with the River Cats after spending five seasons with the New Orleans Zephyrs. While in New Orleans, he worked to produce an offense that averaged a .260 batting average with over 120 home runs per season, setting a franchise record with 153 home runs in 2012.

Minor was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round of the 1996 amateur draft before debuting in the majors as a first baseman in 2000. He went on to play for the Giants in 2000-2002 and 2004, and for Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2005.

In 136 games over four seasons, Minor batted .232 with 13 home runs. In 2002, he set a career-high by playing in 83 games and hitting 10 home runs, helping the Giants clinch the National League pennant. While playing in the Giants' organization, Minor held a batting average of .277 with 179 home runs and 648 RBI spread amongst nine seasons.

Nestor Rojas Fundamental Coach  

Nestor RojasRojas will join the River Cats in the first year of the implementation of a Fundamentals Coach to all four full-season Giants minor league teams.

Once a product of the Giants' farm system, being signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela at age 19, Rojas joined the minor league coaching staff in 2011 where he served as hitting coach for the Augusta GreenJackets for two seasons. Following that, Rojas managed the AZL Giants for two years, leading the young squad to a 41-14 record and a league championship in 2013. Rojas then headed back to Augusta where he managed the GreenJackets for two seasons before one year as manager of the San Jose Giants.

During his time playing in the minors, Rojas reached as high as Triple-A, appearing in 24 games for the Fresno Grizzlies in 2009 and 15 in 2010. Spending his time as a catcher and occasional first baseman, Rojas had his best season in 2009 with San Jose where during 27 games (105 plate appearances) he slashed .293/.375/.478 with three home runs and eight doubles. He also threw out seven out of 20 runners for a 35.0 CS%.

David Getsoff Athletic Trainer  

David GetsoffGetsoff begins his ninth season with the Giants' organization, and his first as Athletic Trainer here in Sacramento. In 2017, he served as the organization's Latin American Coordinator and Assistant Minor League Medical Coordinator. He spent 2014-2016 with Double-A Richmond, 2012-2013 with the Class-A San Jose Giants, and 2010-2011 with Class-A Augusta. And in his first season with the Giants, he served as Salem-Keizer's athletic trainer during the 2009 season.

Prior to joining the Giants' organization, he spent the 2008 season with the Oakland A's in their minor league training operations department. He has also worked as an athletic trainer in the Boston Red Sox minor league system during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Andy King Strength & Conditioning Coach  

Andy KingKing is in his fifth year with the Giants' organization and his first with the River Cats after spending the 2017 season with Double-A Richmond. He was in Class-A San Jose for the 2016 season and with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Short-Season A-Ball the year before that.

He previously spent a year and a half as the Athletic Performance Graduate Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he worked with all 19 NCAA teams. King is a 2012 graduate of Hamline University where he earned his B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.