Former Missoula Osprey player and major league infielder Andy Green will be the next manager of the Osprey, the organization and its parent club the Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Tuesday.

Green, who played in Missoula in 2000, was set to become the first former Osprey player to return as a coach last season, but his assignment was changed at the last minute. Instead of being the hitting coach here in Missoula, Green was made the manager of the Arizona League D-backs, a rookie-level squad that plays primarily at spring training facilities.

Green played parts of four major league seasons with Arizona and the New York Mets. He last played professionally in 2010. Green will be joined in Missoula by three returning coaches.

Former major leaguer Gil Heredia will be back for his third season as the O's pitching coach, while athletic trainer Scott Barringer and strength coach Andrew Slorp will be returning for their second stint in Missoula. Recently retired major league catcher J.R. House will be the Osprey's new hitting coach.

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