Their rosters won't be finalized until the last days of spring training camp, but the bulk of Milwaukee's minor league coaching staffs were announced Wednesday.
A host of changes have been made, mainly at Triple-A Nashville and subsequently at Double-A Huntsville because many of the latter's leaders moved up.
Here are the prospective moves:
Ex-Brewer standout Don Money's 12th year in the organization's minor league coaching system will be at Nashville, where he replaces Frank Kremblas. Money spent seven seasons at former Midwest League affiliate Beloit before spending the past four summers at Huntsville.
Another former blast from Milwaukee's past, Chris Bosio (1986-92), will be Money's pitching coach with the Sounds, who hope to bounce back from a last-place finish. Bosio was Tampa Bay's mound mentor in 2003 and was with Cincinnati's Double-A squad in Chattanooga a year ago after serving at the collegiate level with Lawrence University and UW-Oshkosh in-between those pro stops.
The right-hander fills the position left open when Stan Kyles was promoted to Milwaukee's bullpen coach. Sandy Guerrero also moves from the Stars to the Sounds as hitting coach.
One of the newcomers is Bob Miscik, who takes Money's role in the Huntsville dugout after working in the Reds' system in 2005 and served in various managing and player development positions in the Baltimore and Texas chains before that.
His staff will feature John Curtis in charge of pitchers and Jim Lett in control of hitters, both jumping up from West Virginia.
The field staff remains the same: Mike Guerrero returns as skipper for a second season, while pitching coach Fred Dabney and hitting instructor Corey Hart also return.
Former Milwaukee infielder Matt Erickson (2004), an Appleton native, joins the Timber Rattlers—the Brewers' new Low Class A affiliate—as hitting coach. Jeff Isom is the manager after directing West Virginia, while Chris Hook is the pitching coach after serving in that spot at Huntsville in 2008.
Rene Gonzales returns for a second season with the franchise's Pioneer League entrant, while Ned Yost IV—son of the former Milwaukee manager—also comes back. Helena doesn't have a pitching coach yet.
Tony Diggs is back as the rookie league team's manager, and he'll have pitching coaches Steve Cline and Jose Nunez on his staff again. Kenny Dominguez is a newcomer to the staff.
Lee Tunnell is the organization's new minor league pitching coordinator, replacing Jim Rooney, who took a position in Milwaukee's scouting department. Several other important pieces return in field coordinator and catching instructor Charlie Greene, hitting coordinator Mike Lum, roving infield instructor Garth Iorg and roving outfield and base-running instructor Ken Berry.