The Cubs have continuity in their minor league staffing | Sports

While Major League Baseball remains in limbo as the owners’ lockout threatens an on-time start to spring training, the Chicago Cubs have their minor league staff in place.

Marty Pevey (Triple-A Iowa) and Buddy Bailey (Low-A Myrtle Beach) return as managers of these affiliates, while Michael Ryan takes over at Double-A Tennessee after leading High-A South Bend the year last.

Lance Rymel, in his seventh season with the organization, will lead South Bend following a one-year stint in charge of the Rookie League Mesa Cubs in 2021. Edgar Pérez joins the organization as manager of the Rookie League team.

Pérez spent more than 25 years in scouting and coaching, the last 15 with the Boston Red Sox (2007-21). He most recently served as a Puerto Rico area scout and international cross-checker of player personnel.

The Cubs will have continuity among their minor league coordinator positions with hitting coordinator Dustin Kelly (second season), pitching development coordinator Casey Jacobson (third season), pitching performance coordinator James Ogden (third season) , the Catch Coordinator and the Assistant Field Coordinator. Mark Johnson (fourth season in the role) and outfield and base run coordinator Doug Dascenzo (eighth season).

The Cubs have hired Ryan Serena as their minor league field coordinator. Serena owns Rogue Baseball Performance in Englewood, Colorado. A former shortstop, he played at Lamar (Colo.) Community College and Colorado Christian University.

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