Cardinals Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Player Development Assignments for 2024



Cardinals News

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 10, 2024 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the 2024 coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates, in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season.

All six managers return to their posts from the 2023 season with Ben Johnson returning for his 6th season at Memphis (Triple-A), Jose Leger (4th) at Springfield (Double-A), Patrick Anderson (3rd) at Peoria (High-A), Gary Kendall (3rd) at Palm Beach (Single-A), Roberto Espinoza (4th) at the Florida Complex League, and Fray Peniche (14th) at the Dominican Summer League.

New hires to the minor league coaching staff include Paul Benoit (coach) at Springfield and Elvis Rodriguez (hitting coach) at Peoria.

Following is a complete listing of the Cardinals 2024 Minor League Staffs and Player Development assignments:

ClubManagerPitching CoachHitting CoachCoach
Memphis (AAA)Ben Johnson*Darwin Marrero*Howie Clark*Will Hawks^
Springfield (AA)Jose Leger*Eric Peterson*Casey Chenoweth^Paul Benoit#
Peoria (A+)Patrick Anderson*Edwin Moreno*Elvis Rodriguez#Will Peterson^
Palm Beach (A)Gary Kendall*Giovanni Carrara*Willi Martin*Bernard Gilkey*
FCLRoberto Espinoza*Dernier Orozco*Erick Almonte*Luis Arenado*
Christina Whitlock^
DSLFray Peniche*Bill Villanueva*Luis Cruz*Wessley Cuas*
Wilman Madera*

2024 Cardinals Minor League Instructors & Medical Staff

Coordinator of InstructionJose Oquendo*Medical CoordinatorChris Whitman*
Senior Minor League Pitching CoordinatorTim Leveque*Strength & Conditioning CoordinatorJackie Gover*
Minor League Hitting CoordinatorRuss Steinhorn*Rehabilitation CoordinatorVictor Kuri*
Asst. Minor League Hitting CoordinatorBrock Hammit^Dominican Medical CoordinatorPedro Betancourt*
Jupiter Complex Pitching CoordinatorRick Harig*Performance SpecialistRoss Hasegawa*
Special AdvisorsJason Isringhausen*Performance Specialist RehabNick Arpino*
Special AdvisorsRyan Ludwick*Video & Technology SpecialistBrady Hall*

Certified Athletic Trainers

MemphisDan Martin*Palm BeachJeff Case*
SpringfieldAlex Wolfinger*Florida Complex LeagueKiomy Martinez-Ortiz*
Riku Shabata*
PeoriaPaden Eveland*Dominican Summer LeagueAlbert Navarro*

Strength & Conditioning Coaches

MemphisHenry Torres*Palm BeachHarben Filho Branco^
SpringfieldRyan Duffy^Florida Complex LeagueSpencer Clevenger^
PeoriaCampbell Quirk^Dominican Summer LeagueElvis Hernandez*
Gerardo De Leon*

Affiliate Fellows

MemphisNoah Landow^Palm BeachTBD
SpringfieldColin Campbell^Florida Complex LeaguePaige Schultz#
PeoriaTBDDominican Summer LeagueTBD

*-Returning Manager/Coach
^-Returning Manager/Coach with new assignment
#-New staff hire

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