Brundage to return as G-Braves manager

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Dave Brundage will return for a fourth season as Gwinnett manager and his sixth year leading Atlanta's Class AAA team.

The Braves announced minor league changes for 2012 on Tuesday, with only Brundage and Lynchburg manager Luis Salazar staying in place from this season.

Brundage, who turned 47 last week, has won more than 1,000 games in a 14-year minor league managerial career that began in the Seattle organization. He led Richmond to the 2007 Governors' Cup and a spot in the AAA National Championship Game during his first year in the Braves organization and has had a successful three years in Gwinnett.

The G-Braves have finished second in the International League's South Division each of their three seasons and qualified for the playoffs as the wild-card team in 2009.

Brundage, who lives year-round in Gwinnett County, is 231-199 as G-Braves manager. He has a career record of 1,024-946.

Aaron Hulbert, formerly in the Cleveland organization, will take over at Class AA Mississippi next season. The former major league infielder managed Kinston the past two seasons and was named Carolina League manager of the year this season.

Randy Ingle, who spent last season at Danville in the rookie Appalachian League, will return to Class A Rome. He will be replaced by Jonathan Schuerholz, who moves up from the rookie Gulf Coast League. Rocket Wheeler, who led Mississippi last season, takes Schuerholz's former spot. Salazar remains at Lynchburg in the Class A Advanced Carolina League.

Don Long, once hitting coach with the Pirates, will take over as Atlanta's minor league hitting coordinator. Luis Lopez is the new infield coordinator and Doug Dascenzo the new outfield and base running coordinator. Dascenzo managed San Antonio to the best record in the Class AA Texas League this season while working in the San Diego organization.


gbravefan 3 years, 11 months ago

any idea when the rest of the field staff will be announced?


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