A's announce changes to minor league staff

A's announce changes to minor league staff
November 11, 2011, 6:30 am
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The Oakland A's announced changes to their minor league coaching staff Thursday.Minor league roving hitting instructor Greg Sparks and Triple-A Sacramento River Cats' hitting coach Todd Stevenson will switch positions next season.Three of the A's minor league pitching coaches are also moving, with John Wash taking over at Single-A Burlington, Ariel Prieto moving to Single-A Vermont, and Jimmy Escalante coaching the team's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League.The following managers will remain in their current positions with the A's various minor league affiliates: Darren Bush (Sacramento), Steve Scarsone (Midland), Webster Garrison (Stockton), Aaron Nieckula (Burlington), Rick Magnante (Vermont), and Marcus Jensen (Arizona Rookie League).