Padres Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs


The Padres announced most of the coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates and there are a few intriguing and familiar names that will coach Padres prospects in 2013.

Brian Lawrence, who pitched for the Padres for five seasons, will now be the pitching coach for Single-A lake Elsinore. Lawrence pitched for the Padres from 2001-2005, winning 15 games in 2004. Lawrence coached last year in an independent league.

August 8, 2011; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Kansas City Royals bench coach John Gibbons (49) prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

John Gibbons, who managed Double-A San Antonio last season, was hired to manage the Toronto Blue Jays. The team has not announced a replacement. Former MLB outfielder Jacque Jones will be the hitting coach for San Antonio. Jones hit .277 in 10 Major League Seasons.

Padres beat writer Corey Brock has the complete rundown at