MOOSIC, PA - The New York Yankees have announced the 2010 Triple-A field staff for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and it has a familiar look. Every member of the 2009 staff returns to PNC Field in 2010 trying to lead the Yankees to their third straight appearance in the Governors’ Cup championship series. Dave Miley, who led the Yankees to the 2008 Governors’ Cup championship, returns as manager along with hitting coach Butch Wynegar, pitching coach Scott Aldred, infield coach Aaron Ledesma, athletic trainer Darren London and strength and conditioning coach Lee Tressell.
“Dave is everything that you want in a manager at this level,” said New York Yankees Senior VP of Baseball Operations Mark Newman. “He understands the game and the balancing act at the Triple-A level that you have to have between winning games for the team and the fans. He also understands the most important reason you have a minor league system, developing players for the Major Leagues.”
enters his fifth season guiding the Yankees’ Triple-A club, the first
with the Columbus Clippers (2006) and the previous three with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Prior to joining the Yankees, Miley spent 26 seasons in the Cincinnati Reds’
organization, including three seasons (2003-2005) as the big league manager in
Under Miley’s guidance, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has posted the best record (253-175) in the International League over the past three seasons, including winning the Governors’ Cup as league champions in 2008 and an appearance in the Governors’ Cup finals in 2009.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre posted an 81-60 record in 2009, marking the third straight season under Miley the team placed first in the International League North Division.
As a franchise, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has won the North four straight seasons, an accomplishment unmatched by any team in IL history.
With Miley at the helm, SWB tied
“I’m excited about coming back to the Yankees in 2010,” said Miley. “Reaching the Governors’ Cup in 2009 was tremendous and I’m looking forward to another great season in 2010. Having a Major League caliber coaching staff that Mark Newman (NY Yankees Director of Player Development) and the Yankees have put together back will help make my job easier.”
2010 will be
Miley’s 10th season in the
International League, where he has posted a record of 766-629 (.549). In four
seasons as skipper of the Yankees top farm club Miley’s
record is 322-248 (.565). Miley also spent six
seasons in the IL from 1998 through 2003 with
In his minor league managerial career which spans 18 seasons, Miley has an overall record of 1,437-1089 (.569) with an impressive 16 winning seasons. As a player, he was signed by the Reds in 1980 and spent seven seasons as a minor league catcher batting .238 with 16 HR and 172 RBI.
Newman is also excited about the return of the 2009 coaches in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the upcoming season. “It’s a big plus to have the continuity of all of our field staff returning in 2010,” said Newman. “As a group they have done a really great job negotiating their way through the ups and downs of a season with roster moves and all of the other things that you run into. They are great coaches and great teachers who understand our system organization’s philosophies.”
HITTING COACH – BUTCH WYNEGAR
2010 marks the fourth season at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for Wynegar. Prior to joining Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he spent four seasons as hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Milwaukee Brewers, his pupils put up some impressive numbers. In 2003 the Brewers’ offense was 3rd in the National League with 194 home runs and in 2005 they tied a NL record with 571 extra-base hits. Prior to joining the Brewers, he was a manager in the Texas Rangers system from 1995-1997 and the Minor League Roving Hitting Instructor from 1998-2002.
Under his guidance, the 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees were second in RBI’s (616) third in runs scored (654) and sixth in home runs (114). In 2008 the Yankees placed in the top six in the IL in several team offensive categories including runs, hits, homers, RBI’s and BB. In 2007 with Wynegar at the helm, the Yankees led the International League in runs scored.
As a player, the two-time American League All-Star played 13 seasons in the Majors with the Twins, Yankees and Angels in 1,301 major league games compiling a .255 average with 65 HR and 506 RBI. In 1976 he was named The Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year and became the youngest player at the time to appear in an All-Star Game (20 years, 212 days). While with the Yankees he caught Dave Righetti’s no-hitter on July 4, 1983 and Phil Niekro’s 300th victory October 1, 1985.
PITCHING COACH – SCOTT ALDRED
Originally drafted and signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1987, he made his Major League debut with the Tigers in 1990. Aldred appeared in 229 games over an 11-year Major League career, posting a 20-39 record with a 6.02 ERA with six different teams (Detroit, 1990-92, '96; Colorado, 1993; Montreal, 1993; Minnesota, 1996-97; Tampa Bay, 1998-99; Philadelphia, 1999-2000).
INFIELD COACH – AARON LEDESMA
will be in his second season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
and his third in professional coaching after serving as hitting coach for the
Single-A Tampa Yankees in 2008. Originally a second round selection by
the New York Mets in the 1990 Amateur Draft, he made his Major League debut
with the Mets in 1995. Ledesma hit .296 with 38
doubles, 4 triples 2 HR and 76 RBI appearing in 284 big league games over five
seasons with the Mets,
full season in the Majors came in 1998 with the Devil Rays after he was
selected in the third round of the 1997 Major League Expansion Draft from
TRAINER – DARREN
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH – LEE TRESSEL
returns to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as strength and
conditioning coach for his second season with the Triple-A club and his seventh
year in the Yankees organization. He spent the 2008 season in a similar
position with the Yankees Double-A affiliate in
DAVE MILEY’S CAREER MANAGERIAL RECORD
1989 Cedar Rapids 80-57 .584 1st/3rd
1990 Cedar Rapids 88-46 .657 1st/2nd
2007 Scranton/W-B 84-59 .587 1st
2008 Scranton/W-B 88-56 .611 1st
2009 Scranton/W-B 81-60 .574 1st
MINOR LEAGUE TOTALS 1,437-1089 (.569)
MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS 125-164 (.433)
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