BY Seth Kolloen 09:05AM 03/28/2011

Exit 164: Retired Mariners with Baseball jobs

Many M’s we loved (and some we didn’t) still hang around baseball.

I don’t have a whole hell of a lot to tell you. If this were Sportspress Richmond, I’d be losing my head about VCU, but being that we focus on Seattle sports, I’m resigned to this: We’re gonna take a look at what former Mariners players and coaches are hanging out on major and minor league coaching staffs. I always find this interesting, frankly, and hopefully you will too (especially since I spent 90 minutes searching the web for this stuff). The only real news of note is somewhat related: Mike Sweeney retired (neat tribute here from Lookout Landing) and the Cubs released Carlos Silva.

Don Wakamatsu: Bench coach, Blue Jays
Jim Presley: Hitting coach, Orioles
Joey Cora: Bench coach, White Sox
John McLaren: Bench coach, Nationals
Dave Magadan: Hitting coach, Red Sox
Torey Luvollo: First base coach, Blue Jays
Rick Adair: Bullpen coach, Orioles
Tim Belcher: Pitching coach, Indians
Steve Smith: Third base coach, Indians
Thad Bosley: Hitting coach, Rangers
Mike Maddux: Pitching coach, Rangers
Gerald Perry: Hitting coach, Athletics
Sam Perlozzo: Third base coach, Phillies
Dan Warthen: Pitching coach, Mets
Bryan Price: Pitching coach, Reds
Dale Sveum: Hitting coach, Brewers
Jerry Narron: Bench coach, Brewers
Roberto Kelly: First base coach, Giants
Rick Honeycutt: Pitching coach, Dodgers
Glenallen Hill: First base coach, Rockies
Bud Black: Manager, Padres
Rich Renteria: Bench coach, Padres
Ron Roenicke: Manager, Brewers
Jim Riggleman: Manager, Nationals

Minor Leagues:
Luis Sojo: Manager, Tampa Yankees
Paul Abbott: Pitching coach, Lowell Spinners (Red Sox)
Jeff Fassero: Pitching coach, Peoria Chiefs (Cubs)
Phil Regan: Pitching coach, St. Lucie Mets (Regan will be 74 on April 6!)
David Bell: Manager, Louisville Bats (Reds)
Ken Griffey: Manager, Bakersfield Blaze (Reds)
Daren Brown: Manager, Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
Alonzo Powell: Hitting coach, Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
Mike Parrott: Pitching coach, Reno Aces (Diamondbacks)
Chad Kreuter: Minor league fielding coordinator (Diamondbacks)
Bill Plummer: Minor league catching coordinator (Diamondbacks)
Dave Brundage: Manager, Gwinnett Braves
Lee Tinsley: Minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator (Cubs)
Rick Sweet: Manager, Louisville Bats (Reds)
Ted Power: Pitching coach, Louisville Bats (Reds)
Tony Fossas: Pitching coach, Dayton Dragons (Reds)
Greg Hibbard: Pitching coach, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians)
Dave Burba: Pitching coach, Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies)
Anthony Sanders: Coach, Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies)
Ty Van Burkleo: Minor league roving hitting instructor (Astros)
Rafael Chaves: Minor league pitching coordinator (Dodgers)
Darnell Coles: Minor league hitting coordinator (Brewers)
Bobby Cuellar: Pitching coach, Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
Glenn Abbott: Pitching coach, Savannah Nats (Mets)
Greg Colbrunn: Hitting coach, Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
Bob Milacki: Pitching coach, Reading Phillies
Pat Rice: Pitching coach, Fresno Grizzlies (Giants)
Manny Castillo: Hitting coach, Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)
Spike Owen: Coach, Round Rock Express (Rangers)
Brad Holman: Pitching coach, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers)
Paul Menhart: Pitching coach, Potomac Nationals

Seven days closer to a championship…

Monday, March 28
Baseball: Mariners vs. Colorado, 1:05 p.m. (710-AM)

Tuesday, March 29
Baseball: Mariners @ Colorado, 1:10 p.m. (FSN)

Wednesday, March 30
Baseball: Mariners @ Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. (FSN)

Thursday, March 31

Friday, April 1
Baseball (for real!): Mariners @ Oakland, 7:07 p.m. (MLB Network, FSN)

Saturday, April 2
Baseball: Mariners @ Oakland, 6:07 p.m. (FSN)
Soccer: Sounders @ San Jose, 7:30 p.m. (KONG)

Sunday, April 3
Baseball: Mariners @ Oakland, 1:07 p.m. (FSN)


  • David L

    I think you may have missed a name. Hint: rhymes with “Men Spiffy Tumor.”

  • Svaldeps01

    How can u get in touch with a minor league coordinator/baseball professional? I lost touch with one of my greatest friend ..and see him listed above.