LITTLE ROCK — The Los Angeles Angels have announced that longtime minor league manager and coach Phillip Wellman will manage the 2014 Arkansas Travelers.

The Travelers play in the Texas League and are the AA affiliate of the Angels.

Wellman played four years in the minor leagues before becoming a coach in the Atlanta Braves organization. He has 15 years experience as a minor league manager.

The remainder of the Travelers staff will be hitting coach Tom Tornincasa, pitching coach Pat Rice, athletic trainer Greg Spence and strength and conditioning coach Joe Griffin