The Indians have completed their coaching staff and released the names of who've they hired to accompany Terry Francona in the dugout in 2013. Baring of course Sandy Alomar Jr. getting a managerial job elsewhere of course, but that looks to be very unlikely at this point with teams bringing in their favorite candidates and Sandy not really garnering much interest.
Mickey Callaway has been named the team's new pitching coach, replacing interim coach Ruben Niebla. Former catcher Kevin Cash will be the bullpen coach while to no one's surprise Brad Mills will coach third base and Mike Sarbaugh will be at first. Ty Van Burkleo will be the team's hitting coach.
Callaway will be the name other than Mills and Sarbaugh that Indians fans should be most aware of. Callaway has been in the Indians system for a few seasons now, most recently as the team's pitching coordinator for the minor leagues in 2012. He's been with Lake County and Kinston and pitched as recently as 2009, including a stint with the 2002 champion Angels. He has some high regard in the organization and has quickly moved up the ranks as a pitching instructor.
Rounding out the pitching staff is Kevin Cash, a former catcher for Toronto, Boston and Houston. He has actually played for both Francona and Mills as a player, most recently in 2010 for the Astros. He was Tim Wakefield's catcher back in 2008 and Boston's full-time backup, so clearly there is already a good relationship between Francona/Mills and Cash and that this was a hire that you could estimate Francona made himself.
We all know about the success of Mike Sarbaugh in the minor leagues and that his inclusion on the major league staff is a long time coming. He should be an asset for the club as he is gets some valuable experience on the major league diamond. He should be a major league manager one day and the fact that the Indians have him, a former manager and long-time bench coach in Brad Mills at third, and a manager-in-waiting in Sandy Alomar Jr. all on their staff under Francona is a huge plus.
Rounding out the entire staff is new hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo, who replaces Bruce Fields at the major league level. He seems to be not only more of a Brad Mills guy, but just a nice fresh face from outside the organization or the Francona tree. He spent time last season as the interim hitting coach for the Astros taking over when Mills' staff was released. He was the hitting coordinator for Houston for several years after being a bench coach in Seattle under Don Wakamatsu and a hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics from 2007 to 2008. He has just five major league hits to his name, but an extensive coaching resume since 2001.
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