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Arizona Fall League Announces 2012 Affiliate, Field Staff Assignments

The Arizona Fall League recently announced its Affiliate and Field Staff assignments for the upcoming season, a group highlighted by former Major League All-Star third baseman Matt Williams.

Other notables include former Minnesota Twins catcher Brian Harper, who will be the hitting coach in Mesa, fourteen year ML veteran Darnell Coles (hitting coach for Phoenix), former AFL All-Star Jon Nunnally (hitting coach, Salt River), and former Giants closer Matt Herges (pitching coach, Mesa).

The list;

Mesa Solar Sox: Home games played at HoHoKam Stadium (Chicago Cubs), Manager Rodney Linares, Hitting Coach Brian Harper, Pitching Coach Matt Herges. Affiliate assignments; Orioles, Cubs, Tigers, Astros, Dodgers.

Phoenix Desert Dogs: Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Oakland A's), Manager Aaron Holbert, Hitting Coach Darnell Coles, Pitching Coach Charlie Corbell. Organization assignments Braves, Athletics, Marlins, Brewers, Rays.

Scottsdale Scorpions: Scottsdale Stadium (San Francisco Giants), Manager Carlos Mendoza, Hitting Coach Phil Clark, Pitching Coach Mike Couchee, Assignments Indians, Angels, Yankees, Giants, Pirates.

Peoria Javelinas: Peoria Sports Complex (Mariners, Padres), Manager Dusty Wathan, Hitting Coach Alex Palaez, Pitching Coach Lance Painter, Assignments, Reds, Twins, Phillies, Padres, Mariners.

Salt River Rafters: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Diamondbacks, Rockies), Manager Matt Williams, Hitting Coach Jon Nunnally, Pitching Coach Mark Grater, Affiliates, Rockies, Diamondbacks, White Sox, Blue Jays, Nationals.

Surprise Saguaros: Surprise Recreation Campus (Rangers, Royals), Manager Jason Wood, Hitting Coach TBD, Pitching Coach Jim Brower, Affiliates, Royals, Rangers, Red Sox, Mets, Cardinals.

Notable Dates:

Opening Day: Tuesday, October 9th.

Rising Stars Game: Saturday, November 3rd, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort.

Championship Game: Saturday, November 17th at Scottsdale Stadium.

Full Schedule will be released in early August, rosters at the end of August.

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