The 49-year-old Skube joins the Wizards after spending the past two seasons in the Texas Rangers organization. He served as manager of the Rangers rookie-level affiliate in Arizona during the 2006 season and as the hitting coach for Single-A Bakersfield of the California League in 2005. Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers out of the University of Southern California in the 13th round of the 1979 June draft, Skube played professionally in the Milwaukee organization from 1979-85, including parts of two seasons at the Major League level from 1982-83. In 16 games with the Brewers, he batted .250 (7-for-28) with a double, triple and nine RBI.
Morrison, 27, comes to the Padres organization after three seasons in the Cleveland Indians minor league system. He spent the 2006 season as the strength and conditioning coach for Triple-A Buffalo after serving in the same capacity for Single-A Kinston in 2004 and Single-A Lake County in 2005. Morrison earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2002.