BLUE JAYS ANNOUNCE 2021 MINOR LEAGUE APPOINTMENTS

BLUE JAYS ANNOUNCE 2021 MINOR LEAGUE APPOINTMENTS

The Toronto Blue Jays today announce the following appointments to the High Performance and Player Development departments for the 2021 campaign. 

Field Managers for the upcoming Minor League season will be Casey Candaele (Triple-A Buffalo), Cesar Martin (Double-A New Hampshire), Donnie Murphy (High-A Vancouver), Luis Hurtado (Low-A Dunedin), Brent Lavallee (Gulf Coast), and Dane Fujinaka (Dominican Summer League).

Below is a complete listing of the Blue Jays’ 2021 Player Development and High Performance staffs.

Buffalo
Casey CandaeleManager
Jeff WarePitching Coach
Corey HartHitting Coach
Devon WhitePosition Coach
Jake McGuigganDevelopment Coach
Caleb DanielTrainer
Justin BatcherS&C Coach
Kat MangieriDietitian
John LannanMP Coach
  
New Hampshire 
Cesar MartinManager
Jim CzajkowskiPitching Coach
Matt HagueHitting Coach
Chris SchaefferPosition Coach
Evan ShortDevelopment Coach
Luke GreeneTrainer
Casey CallisonS&C Coach
Kara TerryDietitian
Rob DiBernardoMP Coach
  
Vancouver 
Donnie MurphyManager
Antonio CaceresPitching Coach
Ryan WrightHitting Coach
Danny CanellasPosition Coach
Taylor HillDevelopment Coach
Brandon HammerstromTrainer
Tommy LaBriolaS&C Coach
Geoff StallmanDietitian
Rob DiBernardoMP Coach
  
Dunedin 
Luis HurtadoManager
Phil CundariPitching Coach
Matt YoungHitting Coach
George CarrollPosition Coach
Drew HayesDevelopment Coach
Roelvis VargasTrainer
Matt HunterS&C Coach
Lauren PooleDietitian
Ben FreakleyMP Coach
  
Gulf Coast
Brent LavalleeManager
Jose MayorgaBench Coach
Cory RiordanPitching Coach
Paul ElliottHitting Coach
Dennis HolmbergPosition Coach
Zach StewartDevelopment Coach
Jon WoodworthTrainer
Taylor Haslinger S&C Coach
Trevor Lomax Dietitian
Matthew GalvezMP Coach
  
Dominican Summer League
Pablo CruzField Coordinator
Dane FujinakaManager
Yoel HernandezPitching Coach
Andy FerminHitting Coach
Petr StribrckyHitting Coach
Deiferson BarretoPosition Coach
Jose MateoPosition Coach
Alain PachecoTrainer
Ysidro ReyesTrainer
Imbewer AlvarezS&C Coach
Roswell Del RosarioAsst. S&C Coach
Matthew GalvezMP Coach
  
Player Development
Gil KimDirector, Player Development & Major League Coach
Charlie WilsonDirector, Minor League Operations
Joe SclafaniAssistant Director, Player Development
Casey CandaeleField Coordinator & Buffalo Manager
John Tamargo Jr.Short-Season Field Coordinator
Dallas McPhersonSkill Development Coordinator
Hunter MenseHitting Coordinator
Danny SolanoInfield Coordinator
Matt BuschmannDirector, Pitching Development & Major League Bullpen Coach
Cory PophamPitching Development Coordinator
Matt TracyPitching Development Coordinator
Will HabibCoordinator, Player Development & HP Operations
Matt HagueNew Hampshire Hitting Coach & Swing Consultant
Reed KienleMinor League Hitting Analyst
Evan ShortPitching Skills Coach & Strategist
Billy WardlowEquipment Coordinator
Matt von RoemerTechnology Operations Coordinator
Tim RainesSpecial Assistant to Player Development
Sonia De La CruzEducation Coordinator
Michelle RodgersBusiness Manager, Minor League Operations
Michael RiveraAssistant, Player Development
David HowellComplex Pitching Coach
Demetre KokorisRehab Pitching Coach
Luis SilvaRehab Position Player Coach
  
High Performance  Dunedin
Angus MugfordVice President of High Performance
Dehra HarrisAssistant Director of High Performance
Andrew PipkinMedical Director
Brandon StoneSports Science Coordinator
Scott PetersMedical Research Coordinator
Michael RendonAthletic Training Coordinator
Phillip DiminoRehab Coordinator
Jon WoodworthGCL ATC & Latin American Medical Coordinator
Steve RasselMiLB S&C Coordinator
Kyle EdlhuberMiLB S&C Rehab Coordinator
Aaron SpanoMiLB S&C Asst. Coordinator
Ben FreakleyHead of Mental Performance
Rob DiBernardoMental Performance Coach (New Hampshire & Vancouver)
John LannanMental Performance Coach (Buffalo & Dunedin)
Matthew GalvezMental Performance Coach (GCL & DSL)
Jeremy ChiangNutrition Coordinator & ML Dietitian
Sam LimaEAP Director
Ted FarrarFlorida Physician Coordinator
Alex SuerteAssistant Physical Therapist
Reeve BergesenHigh Performance & Player Development Project Manager
Clare PadmoreHigh Performance Analyst

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AMALIE ARENA AND RAPTORS TO WELCOME LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS BACK TO GAMES BEGINNING MARCH 19
Vinik Sports Group and the Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that it will welcome a limited number of fans, with a capacity of 3,500, back to AMALIE Arena for games starting on March 19 when
the Raptors face the Utah Jazz. Tickets for the 18 remaining Raptors games at AMALIE Arena will go on sale to the general public on March 11 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster following pre-sale
opportunities for Raptors and Tampa Bay Lightning members on March 10.
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Upon entering AMALIE Arena via mobile ticketing, fans will notice increased measures to promote physical distancing, including entry points, concessions and restrooms. Concession and retail stands will be cashless and contactless and hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the
facility for use. Arena staff will increase frequency of cleaning and sanitation in all areas being used with an emphasis on commonly used surfaces such as seats, handrails and bathrooms. Signage and physical distancing measures have been added to assure six-foot separation between patrons. Ultraviolet disinfectant lights have been installed at various locations including escalator handrails and the number of people allowed on elevators at one time will also be limited. Masks will be required throughout the arena concourses and seating areas when not eating or drinking.

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