The Brewers announced Tuesday that manager Don Money and the rest of Triple-A Nashville’s coaching staff will return intact in 2011. With that pronouncement, it appears Money will not be considered for the Major League managerial opening.
Money’s staff in Nashville includes hitting coach Sandy Guerrero, pitching coach Rich Gale, athletic trainer Dave Yeager and strength and conditioning specialist Andrew Emmick.
Money, 63 and a former Brewers All-Star, has led the Sounds to a winning record in each of his two seasons at the helm. In 13 seasons as a Minor League manager, Money’s teams are 892-916.
He’s made it clear in the past that he has Major League managerial aspirations, but Brewers general manager Doug Melvin declined to name any candidates for the big league opening when he met with reporters on Monday to discuss his decision to dismiss manager Ken Macha.
The Brewers last month signed a two-year extension of their player development contract with Nashville. The Sounds went 77-67 in 2010 and have posted a winning record in 22 of their 33 seasons.
Guerrero has coached under Money for each of the past six seasons and has been a hitting coach at the Brewers’ Double-A or Triple-A level for each of the past eight seasons. He finished 2010 on Milwaukee’s big league staff as an extra coach.
Gale, who pitched for parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues during a 12-year pro playing career, joined the Sounds’ staff prior to last season. Nashville pitchers produced 60 quality starts, and their 4.27 ERA ranked third in the Pacific Coast League behind Omaha (4.01) and Oklahoma City (4.03).
The Sounds’ 2011 schedule will be released at a later date.