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01/02/2007 4:32 PM ET
Red Sox complete 2007 Minor League managerial staff with appointment of Jon Deeble at Single-A Lowell
Complete 2007 Minor League team field staffs announced
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BOSTON -- The Red Sox today completed their 2007 group of minor league managers with the appointment of Jon Deeble at Single-A Lowell in the New York Penn League.

Boston Director of Player Development Mike Hazen also announced the complete 2007 field staffs for the Red Sox' six minor league affiliates.

Deeble, Boston's Coordinator of Pacific Rim Scouting, will again add managing responsibilities in the Red Sox system. He previously managed Lowell to a 39-34 record in 2003. Deeble has served as the manager of the Australian national team since 2000. That has included guiding Australia in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and in each of the last two Summer Olympic Games, winning a Silver Medal in 2004 at Athens. He will manage the Australian Olympic team again in 2008. Deeble joined the Red Sox in 2002 after compiling a 133-121 record in four seasons as a manager in the Florida Marlins organization.

Deeble will be joined at Lowell by pitching coach Ace Adams, who performed those duties at Double-A Portland in 2006, and hitting coach Alan Mauthe, who returns to Lowell for a second season.

Bruce Crabbe, who managed Lowell in 2006, will concentrate exclusively on his duties as Boston's Minor League Infield Coordinator in 2007 after holding both positions last season. The Red Sox also made several other adjustments in pitching coaches for 2007, shifting Mike Cather from Wilmington/Lancaster to Portland, Bob Kipper from Greenville to Wilmington/Lancaster, and Walter Miranda from Lowell to Greenville.

BOSTON RED SOX 2007 MINOR LEAGUE TEAM FIELD STAFFS

Pawtucket (Triple-A, International League)
Manager: Ron Johnson; Pitching Coach: Mike Griffin; Hitting Coach: Mark Budaska; Trainer: Greg Barajas
Portland (Double-A, Eastern League)
Manager: Arnie Beyeler; Pitching Coach: Mike Cather; Hitting Coach: Russ Morman; Trainer: Brad Pearson
Lancaster (Single-A, California League)
Manager: Chad Epperson; Pitching Coach: Bob Kipper; Hitting Coach: Dave Joppie; Trainer: Jon Jochim
Greenville (Single-A, South Atlantic League)
Manager: Gabe Kapler; Pitching Coach: Walter Miranda; Hitting Coach: Randy Phillips; Trainer: Paul Buchheit
Lowell (Single-A, New York-Penn League)
Manager: Jon Deeble; Pitching Coach: Ace Adams; Hitting Coach: Alan Mauthe; Trainer: TBA
Gulf Coast (Rookie, Gulf Coast League)
Manager: Dave Tomlin; Pitching Coach: Goose Gregson; Hitting Coach: U.L. Washington; Trainer: Brandon Henry

WINTER BALL UPDATE: INF Alex Cora is batting .290 (9-31) in 9 games at Caguas in Puerto Rico, where the regular season ends on Thursday...Two Red Sox are playing for Aguilas in the Dominican League playoffs...C Alberto Castillo finished the regular season with a .288 average, 4 homers, and 15 RBI in 42 games...OF Wily Mo Pena joined the club for the final 2 regular season games, going 1-for-8 before playoff action...OF Brandon Moss has returned home after batting .228 with 5 homers and 16 RBI in 29 regular season games for Aguilas...INF Ed Rogers hit .265 with 9 stolen bases in 45 games for Estrellas, which did not qualify for the DR playoffs...In Venezuela, RHP Edgar Martinez finished the regular season at 0-3, 2.19 in 21 games at Pastora, holding opposing batters to a .218 average...INF Luis Jimenez batted .302 with 4 homers and 24 RBI in 42 games at Lara.
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