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10/19/09 6:02 PM ET

Henley named to Minor League position

Manager served with Gulf Coast Nationals in 2009

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals have decided that Bobby Henley will be their Minor League field coordinator for the 2010 season.

Henley spent the past season as the manager for the Gulf Coast Nationals and Spring Training catching coordinator. Henley was also an extra coach for the Nationals in September of 2006.

What does the Henley promotion mean for Tim Foli, who was offered the job last month? He could go back to being manager of Triple-A Syracuse or he could have a permanent position as a Major League coach. He spent the last month of the 2009 season as an extra bench coach.

Foli nor general manager Mike Rizzo were available for comment.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.