The Chicago Cubs today announced their minor league managers and coaching staffs for the 2023 season. A detailed list of each club’s managers and coaching staffs are included on the following page. The Cubs minor league clubs include Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A South Bend, Low-A Myrtle Beach, the Arizona Complex League Mesa Cubs and the Dominican Summer League Cubs.
Marty Pevey returns as manager of the Iowa Cubs for the 11th-consecutive season, extending his franchise-record tenure while his 598 victories are also a franchise mark. Entering his 15th season in the organization, he has over 30 years of professional experience, beginning with 13 seasons as a player. All told, Pevey owns a 1,242-1,289 minor league managerial record and his 1,242 victories are 10th-most among active minor league skippers through 2022. The I-Cubs last year went 68-81 in the International League West Division.
Michael Ryan is in his second year with the Tennessee Smokies after helping the 2022 club to a championship series appearance for the first since 2011. He joined the organization in 2021 as Single-A South Bend manager following seven seasons as a manager in the Pirates chain, including 2017-19 at the helm of Double-A Altoona. He led the Curve to the Eastern League championship in 2017, the first of two-straight campaigns with Western Division titles. The former outfielder played 149 big league games with the Twins (2002-05) and Angels (2010).
Lance Rymel returns to manage South Bend for the second straight season after guiding the 2022 team to the Midwest League title. This is his eighth season as a coach or manager in the Cubs organization, where he also managed Single-A Eugene in 2019 following two seasons at the helm of the Cubs Dominican Summer League squad in 2017-18. He began his coaching career in 2016 following a three-year minor league playing career as a catcher in the Cubs chain from 2012-14. Rymel was selected by the Cubs in the 28th round of the 2012 Draft out of Rogers State.
Buddy Bailey will return to manage the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and is in his 35th season as a minor league manager. Bailey owns 2,280 regular season victories, the most among active minor league managers. His clubs have reached postseason play nine times, including four of the last six seasons dating to 2017. In 2022, he guided the Pelicans to the Carolina League South Division first-half championship. Bailey managed South Bend in 2019 following three campaigns as manager for
Myrtle Beach from 2016-18.
Nick Lovullo enters his first season as manager of the Arizona Complex League Mesa Cubs after joining the organization in 2022 as Tennessee’s bench coach. He played six seasons as an infielder, primarily in the Red Sox chain from 2016-20 and in the Marlins farm system in 2021. The son of Diamondbacks manager, Torey Lovullo, Nick was selected by Boston in the 20th round of the 2016 Draft out of the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
Carlos Ramírez enters his fifth season as a manager for the Cubs Dominican Summer League team, and his eighth season as a coach or manager in the organization. He was a coach for the Dominican League club from 2016-18 following three seasons as a catcher in the system from 2012-14.
Enrique Wilson is in his sixth season with the Cubs Dominican Summer League club and his second as a manager after serving as a hitting coach. He had a nine-year major league playing career with Cleveland (1997-2000), Pittsburgh (2000-01), the Yankees (2001-04) and the Cubs (2005) in which he batted .244 with 22 home runs in 555 games.