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Getting to know your new 2011 coaches

The 2011 coaching staff has been revealed and includes a few surprises. There might be some names in there you don't recognize, so here's a quick primer:

Jerry Narron is the new bench coach. He's managed in the big leagues for parts of five seasons (two with the Rangers, three with the Reds), most recently in 2007. Doug Melvin hired him to his first big league managerial job with the Rangers in 2001.

Wikipedia says Narron has been working as a "special assignments scout and front office consultant" for the Rangers since 2008.

Rick Kranitz replaces Rick Peterson as pitching coach. He's spent five seasons as a major league pitching coach with the Marlins and Orioles. Wikipedia says he was Baseball America's Major League Coach of the Year in 2006 with the Marlins. He's spent the last three years with the Orioles, whose team ERAs those seasons have been 4.59 (2010), 5.15 (2009) and 5.13 (2008).

Garth Iorg is the new first base coach and he's an internal hire: He's been the organization's minor league infield instructor for several seasons and was the team's interim third base coach for the final 12 games in 2008.

He's also managed eight seasons in the minors in the Blue Jays organization, most recently in 1997.

I haven't seen this confirmed anywhere, but it appears the Brewers will once again have no Spanish speaking coaches on staff in 2011.