The Helena Brewers announced that Nestor Corredor will return as manager in 2017.
Corredor played seven seasons in Minor League Baseball with the Brewers, from 2002 to 2008. He played in Helena in 2004 as a catcher and returned in 2008 as a pitcher.
Corredor has managed seven seasons for the Brewers' Rookie Dominican Summer League (2010-12) and Arizona Brewers (2013-15). His overall managerial record is 196-254 (.435).
The team struggled to a 28-46 record last year, the first under Corredor.
“I have enjoyed my time in Helena as a player and coach,” Corredor said. “I look forward to developing the young prospects and bringing a competitive team back to Helena in 2017.”
Joining Corredor in the dugout will be pitching coaches Mark Dewey and Rolanado Valles, and hitting coach Liu Rodriguez.
Dewey enters his sixth year in the Brewers organization. During that span, he worked two seasons as pitching coach in Brevard County (2012-13), two seasons as a roving instructor (2014-15) and Helena (2016). Dewey spent six seasons in the Major Leagues with San Francisco, the New York Mets and Pittsburgh.
Valles was a pitching coach in Helena (2014-15) and the Arizona Brewers (2016). He spent 10 years in minor leagues and independent leagues as a pitcher. Originally drafted by the Houston Astros, Valles has also worked as a Latin liaison for the Brewers (2008-15).
Rodriguez spent seven years with the White Sox organization as a middle infielder. In 2015, he worked as a coach in the Brewers' Class A affiliate, Wisconsin (Appleton), and Helena (2016). The 2017 season will be his third working with Milwaukee.
The Brewers also announced that trainer Jeff Bodenhamer and strength and conditioning coach Alistair Matthews will return in the same capacities in 2017.
“The 2017 staff members bring a solid mix of playing and coaching backgrounds that will be important in development of this year's Helena Brewers players,” said Milwaukee Brewers farm director Tom Flanagan.