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01/07/2010 5:12 PM ET
Nuts Announce 2010 Coaching Staff

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Jerry Weinstein will return for his fourth season as manager of the Modesto Nuts, the Colorado Rockies announced today. Weinstein enters the season with 221 career victories for the Nuts. The 221 victories is the most as a Nuts manager and 57 victories behind the franchise record held by Ted Kubiak. The Nuts have made the playoffs all three seasons under Weinstein's watch.

Weinstein will be joined by hitting coach Duane Espy and pitching coach Darryl Scott. Espy will be returning for his third season as hitting coach of the Nuts. Scott will be joining Modesto for the first time. Scott spent his first season as a professional coach with the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2009.

Trainer Chris Dovey will be returning for his second season.

The staff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Modesto. Weinstein has over 40 years of coaching experience and is a member of the California Community College Baseball Hall of Fame. Espy has spent over 30 years in the minor leagues as a player, coach, manager and hitting instructor. He also spent four years as the hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies. Scott had an 11-year professional playing career before becoming a coach in 2009. In his career, Scott played for 6 organizations while also playing professionally in Japan and Venezuela.

The 2010 Modesto Nuts season opener is Thursday, April 8th against the defending California League champion San Jose Giants. Ticket packages are currently available by calling the Modesto Nuts offices at (209) 572-HITS (4487).