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12/19/11 3:20 PM EST

Minor League managers, coordinators named

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals named their Minor League managers and coordinators for the 2012 season.

The Nats promoted two managers within their system, elevating Tony Beasley from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse and Matthew LeCroy from Class A Potomac to Harrisburg.

In addition to those managerial changes, Washington added two new managers to its chain. Brian Rupp, who spent the previous eight seasons as a coach or manager in the Royals' system, will manage Potomac. Tripp Keister will skipper the Gulf Coast Nationals after spending 16 seasons as a coach at the college level.

Also, Bobby Henley (Minor League field coordinator), Spin Williams (pitching coordinator), Rick Schu (hitting coordinator), Mark Grater (rehabilitation/pitching coordinator), Jeff Garber (infielder coordinator) and Tony Tarasco (outfield/baserunning coordinator) will return to their respective positions.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.