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Matheny, Farrell name All-Star Game coaches

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jun 11 2014 12:59:47 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 11 2014 02:29:44 PM CDT
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Steve Nesius / Reuters

National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals and American League All-Star manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday their coaches for the 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins.

Matheny named managers Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates to represent the National League.

Hurdle was an NL coach under Jack McKeon at the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston, while Gonzalez was a member of Tony La Russa's staff at the 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco.

Matheny's Cardinals staff -- bench coach Mike Aldrete, bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley, pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, hitting coach John Mabry, first base coach Chris Maloney, third base coach Jose Oquendo and bullpen catcher/instructor Jamie Pogue -- will assist with batting practice and other field duties. Greg Hauck, athletic trainer of the Cardinals, and Ben Potenziano, assistant athletic trainer of the Pirates, will round out the NL staff.

Farrell named managers Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Ron Gardenhire of the host Twins to join his AL staff.

Francona has twice served as the American League All-Star manager, and Farrell was his pitching coach for the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. This assignment marks Gardenhire's third stint as an AL coach (previously: 2003 and 2007).

Farrell invited his Red Sox coaches -- first base coach Arnie Beyeler, third base coach Brian Butterfield, hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, bullpen coach Dana LeVangie, bench coach Torey Lovullo, pitching coach Juan Nieves and assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez -- to join him in Minnesota. Head athletic trainers Dave Pruemer of the Twins and Kevin Harmon of the Texas Rangers will tend to the AL All-Stars.

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