The Indians have completed their minor-league organizational staffing assignments for the 2013 season.
The minor league field coordinator will be Tom Wiedenbauer, who was the Tribe’s first base coach last season. Ruben Niebla, interim pitching coach in Cleveland the second half of the season, will be minor league pitching coordinator. Hitting coordinator will be Alan Zinter, and the hitting coordinator will be Adam Everett. Travis Fryman returns as a special assistant.
Chris Tremie, who managed the Aeros last season, is moving up as skipper at Columbus. Phil Clark will be the Clippers’ hitting coach, and Tony Arnold will be pitching coach.
Taking over as manager at Akron will be Edwin Rodriguez, who last season managed at Class A Carolina. Jim Rickon will be the Aeros’ hitting coach, and Greg Hibbard will be the pitching coach.
After managing at “”low A’’ Lake County last season, Dave Wallace will take over managerial duties at Carolina. He will be assisted by hitting coach Rouglas Odor and pitching coach Jeff Harris.
Carolina’s 2012 hitting coach Scooter Tucker has been elevated to manage Lake County. Steve Karsay will be the Captains’ pitching coach, and Tony Manolino will be the hitting coach.
Ted Kubiak will manage short season Mahoning Valley. The hitting coach will be Shaun Larkin, but the pitching coach has yet to be determined. The Tribe’s Arizona Rookie League team will be managed by Anthony Medrano, with Scott Erickson the pitching coach and Junior Betances the hitting coach.