Today, the Washington Nationals organization announced the promotion of two of its farm league managers.
Mark Zuckerman first reported today that Tony Beasley has been promoted to Class AAA Syracuse and Matthew LeCroy will move up to manage Class AA Harrisburg.
Tony Beasley was promoted from Class AA Harrisburg. He managed the Senators to a 80-62 record. This past season the Senators finished first in the Eastern League's Western Division (wait...what?). In 2006, Beasley was the third base coach for the Nationals in the MLB and then moved to the Pirates organization and then returned to the Nats this past season. Another plus to the move, Beasley was phenom Bryce Harper's manager in Class AA Harrisburg and will likely be with Harper in Syracuse.
Matthew LeCroy was promoted to the vacant spot left by Beasley. LeCroy, a former MLB catcher and DH, started in low Class A Hagerstown, then moved to high Class A Potomac and guided Potomac to a 68-71 record.