The Winston-Salem Dash has announced its coaching staff for this season.
The Dash, a single-A minor league team affiliated with the Chicago White Sox, will be managed by Omar Vizquel, a former major leaguer who played for 24 seasons and won 11 gold gloves as a shortstop.
Hitting coach Charlie Poe will be back for his fourth season with the Dash and Matt Zaleski has been named pitching coach.
Josh Fallin returns as the athletic trainer and the conditioning coach is George Timke while Guillermo Quiroz, a former major league catcher, will also be a coach for the Dash.
“We are excited to welcome Omar, Matt and Guillermo, three former players with a wealth of experience, to Winston-Salem for the 2018 season,” said C.J. Johnson, who is the Dash's president.
The 47th manager in Winston-Salem franchise history, Vizquel will be a manager for the first time in affiliated baseball when he leads the Dash in 2018. He most recently served as the first base coach with the Detroit Tigers from 2014 through 2017, and he was also the manager for the Venezuelan national team during last spring’s World Baseball Classic.
The Dash, who will begin its ninth season at BB&T Ballpark, will open on the road on April 5 at Carolina. The Dash’s home opener is April 12 against Carolina at 7 p.m.