The Marlins announced today they have finalized their coaching staff under rookie manager Skip Schumaker.
Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr., bullpen coach Wellington Cepeda and bullpen coordinator Rob Flippo are all from the prior staff. Rod Barajas has been named the team’s field coordinator, while Jon Jay is the new first base and outfield coach. Interesting name is former Dodger hitting coach Brant Brown being tabbed as the hitting coach for the Marlins.
In Browns 3 years, the Dodgers ranked top three in both runs scored and on-base plus slugging percentage.
Brown, 51, played in parts of five big league seasons and saw a brief run with the then-Florida Marlins in 2000. He’s spent the past three seasons as a co-hitting coach with the Dodgers and has previously held coaching gigs with the both the Mariners and Rangers. He batted .247/.301/.445 in 424 big league games.
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