Lansing Lugnuts announce 2016 coaching staff

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A month after announcing their Triple-A and Double-A coaching staffs, the Toronto Blue Jays finally revealed the rest of their minor-league coaches Tuesday.

That includes the staff of the Lansing Lugnuts, who will be led by manager John Schneider. No, not the actor best known as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard — the new ‘Nuts skipper played six seasons in the Blue Jays organization and has been coaching or managing Toronto farm teams since 2008. He most recently managed the Vancouver Canadians of the Class-A short-season Northwest League.

Neither of Schneider’s “generals” are named Lee. Former Blue Jays pitcher Jeff Ware returns for his second season as Lansing’s pitching coach. Former major-league infielder Donnie Murphy is the team’s new hitting coach.

Murphy played part of the 2002 season and all of the 2003 season in the Midwest League. In 165 games with the Burlington Bees, he batted .296 with five homers and 113 runs batted in.

Links to my posts about the coaching staffs of the other 15 Midwest League teams can be found here.

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