Roster changes in minor league baseball are as common as long bus rides.
The only thing, though, is promotions usually involve players.
The Hagerstown Suns made a move on Wednesday before starting a four-game set with Lake County at Municipal Stadium. They got a new pitching coach.
Rich Gale, who was in his first year with the Suns, was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse when the team got back to Hagerstown on Tuesday night. The coaching shakeup started on Monday when the Washington Nationals fired pitching coach Randy St. Claire and replaced him with Syracuse's Steve McCatty.
"They called me first and then they called Rich," said Suns manager Matt LeCroy shortly after the Captains-Suns game was suspended with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning in a 1-1 tie. "It's not surprising, because he has been a major league pitching coach before."