Wood returns to Pelicans; Mintz, Perez added to staff

Former big league infielder Jason Wood will return for his third season as manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for the upcoming 2013 Carolina League season. The announcement was made today by Texas Rangers’ Director of Player Development Tim Purpura as part of the team’s announcement of its minor league coaching staffs.

Wood will be joined on the Pelicans bench by a pair of new coaches, pitching coach Steve Mintz and hitting coach Josue Perez. 2012 Myrtle Beach pitching coach Brad Holman and bench coach Kenny Holmberg have each been promoted to other positions in the Rangers’ farm system – Holman to pitching coach at Triple-A Round Rock and Holmberg to manager of Texas’ affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona Summer League. 2012 hitting coach Julio Garcia is no longer with the organization.

In his second season as a minor league manager for the Pelicans, Wood once again guided the team into the playoffs.  Myrtle Beach qualified for the 2012 Carolina League post season by finishing with a 38-31 record in the second half, only to be knocked out by the Winston-Salem Dash in the Southern Division Championship series.

A four-year Major League veteran, Wood hit .245 in 153 big league games with the Marlins, Tigers and A’s.  His professional playing career spanned 18 years before he retired in 2008.  The native Californian served as hitting coach with the Rangers former Advanced –A affiliate in Bakersfield, California in 2009 and 2010 before taking over the Pelicans managerial position.

A former major league pitcher, Mintz enters his first year with the Rangers organization after eleven years with Minnesota Twins farm system. Most recently, he served as a pitching coach for the Class A Fort Myers Miracle in the Florida State League.  Mintz, a 44-year-old native of Wilmington , North Carolina played major league ball with the Giants, Brewers, Padres, Pirates, and Angels between 1995 and 1999.

Perez spent last season with the Rangers Class A Affiliate, Hickory Crawdads as the hitting coach.  Perez, 36, is in his seventh season with the Rangers organization.  A native of Havana , Cuba , Perez played professionally for eight seasons within the Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Texas farm systems.

Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Bodenhamer will return for his third season with the Pelicans, while Anthony Miller has been promoted from Hickory to serve as the club’s Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The Pelicans kick off the 15th Anniversary Season on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 versus the Wilmington Blue Rocks.  Season tickets, Flex Books and Mini-Plans for the 2013 season are on sale now at the team’s TicketReturn.Com Field offices or by calling (843) 918-6000.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Hoops: Panthers flip script on Seahawks in rematch

Hoops: Panthers flip script on Seahawks in rematchA leaky roof at the Myrtle Beach High gymnasium forced [more]

All-County Golf: Anderson follows Knaffle's footsteps

All-County Golf: Anderson follows Knaffle's footstepsSelecting the MyHorryNews All-County Girls Golfer of the Year should [more]

All-County XC: CF's Mohr, NMB's Spickler lead pack

All-County XC: CF's Mohr, NMB's Spickler lead packRunning is more than a hobby for Michael Mohr; it’s [more]

Hoops: Unbeaten Conway secures sweep of Wilson

Hoops: Unbeaten Conway secures sweep of WilsonThe Conway High boys basketball team proved that last month's [more]

Change is name of game for North-South All-Stars

Change is name of game for North-South All-Stars The wholesale changes to the 2018 South Carolina football season [more]

Hoops: Saints fall despite double-double from Green

Hoops: Saints fall despite double-double from GreenThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team suffered [more]

Hoops: Tigers, Sharks post big wins over county rivals

Hoops: Tigers, Sharks post big wins over county rivalsThe Conway High boys remained undefeated on the season with [more]

Chants on break for finals week after loss to Terriers

Chants on break for finals week after loss to TerriersSophomore Tre Brown had a career and team-high 24 points, [more]

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake Invite

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake InviteThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) spent the weekend in Rock [more]

Knox's triple-double lifts Seahawks past Panthers

Knox's triple-double lifts Seahawks past Panthers Myrtle Beach High sophomore Emorie Knox hit a major milestone [more]

CAC's Steele captures gold at Winter Junior Nationals

CAC's Steele captures gold at Winter Junior NationalsCarolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club standout Taylor Steele [more]

SEAHAWKS STORM PAST GREER FOR STATE TITLE

SEAHAWKS STORM PAST GREER FOR STATE TITLE Over the summer, the Myrtle Beach players were gathered inside [more]

Green Sea Floyds captures first state championship

Green Sea Floyds captures first state championshipFacing fourth down and a sneaker, Green Sea Floyds coach [more]

Hoops: Sharks beat buzzer, Warriors on late foul shots

Hoops: Sharks beat buzzer, Warriors on late foul shotsThe St. James High boys basketball team won a thriller [more]

Schools send football team to state with Seahawk Walk

Schools send football team to state with Seahawk WalkThe Myrtle Beach High football team received a hero's send-off [more]

Hoops: Myrtle Beach boys double up rival Socastee

Hoops: Myrtle Beach boys double up rival SocasteeThe Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team doubled up rival [more]

Seahawks' strange season takes a final twist to state

Seahawks' strange season takes a final twist to stateMickey Wilson has led his team to state championship games [more]

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bids

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bidsWhat appeared to be a pair of lopsided affairs turned [more]

MB's shot at state crown moved to Friday afternoon

MB's shot at state crown moved to Friday afternoonGame time has been moved up a day for the [more]

Socastee product Renfrow titled nation's top walk-on

Socastee product Renfrow titled nation's top walk-onThe Burlsworth Foundation announced Monday that wide receiver Hunter Renfrow [more]

Sun Belt puts 5 in bowls after inaugural title game

Sun Belt puts 5 in bowls after inaugural title gameAfter a thrilling 30-19 win by Appalachian State over Louisiana [more]

Gamecocks get close bowl trip to Charlotte vs. Cavs

Gamecocks get close bowl trip to Charlotte vs. CavsSouth Carolina football fans won't have to travel far to [more]

No. 2 Tigers in high Cotton for bowl game against Irish

No. 2 Tigers in high Cotton for bowl game against IrishThe College Football Playoff and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl announced [more]

Hoops: Conway wins; NMB gives female coach first win

Hoops: Conway wins; NMB gives female coach first winThe Conway High boys basketball team came down from its [more]

Seahawks flip the script on No. 1 Hartsville in rematch

Seahawks flip the script on No. 1 Hartsville in rematch Myrtle Beach exorcised its biggest demon from the 2018 regular [more]

Hoops: Panthers flip script on Seahawks in rematch

Hoops: Panthers flip script on Seahawks in rematchA leaky roof at the Myrtle Beach High gymnasium forced [more]

All-County Golf: Anderson follows Knaffle's footsteps

All-County Golf: Anderson follows Knaffle's footstepsSelecting the MyHorryNews All-County Girls Golfer of the Year should [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach