A new Class AAA hitting coach and a new Class AA manager highlight a handful of changes the Pirates announced Friday to their minor league coaching staff.

Mike Pagliarulo, who had a 12-year major league career, replaces Jeff Branson as the hitting coach for the Class AAA Indianapolis Indians. Branson was promoted to assistant hitting coach for the Pirates.

Carlos Garcia, who spent two seasons managing the Class A Bradenton Marauders, has been promoted to manage the Class AA Altoona Curve. P.J. Forbes, who had managed the Curve for two seasons, left the organization in October.