We’ve got a few tidbits today:
1) The Mariners added two more coaches: first base coach Casey Candaele and bullpen coach Mike Hampton.
Both are former Houston Astros players who new manager Scott Servais is familiar with. Servais clearly had a lot of say in choosing his coaching staff – something previous manager Lloyd McClendon did not have.
Ryan Divish has a blog post on the hires.
2) Rainiers first baseman Ji-Man Choi can no longer be described as “Rainiers first baseman.” The switch-hitter has reportedly signed a minor league free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Here is the news story out of Baltimore on the signing.
3) Lloyd McClendon is going back to Triple-A. He’s been hired to manage the Toledo Mud Hens – the Detroit Tigers affiliate.
4) In the PCL, the Nashville Sounds announced their 2016 coaching staff, including the return of manager Steve Scarsone. Former Tacoma Tigers reliever Rick Rodriguez is the pitching coach.
5) We’ve got an update on Reese McGuire, the catcher from Puyallup who the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted in the first round in 2013.
That’s it for today – our next scheduled update is Wednesday.