Good And Bad News
First the good:
Stottlemyre, 67, served the 2008 season as Mariners’ pitching coach after a 10-year stint with the Yankees. He said he heard over the weekend from Wakamatsu, who told him he had decided to bring in a new pitching coach.
“I had a desire to come back, but at the same time, I let them know that a new manager should be able to bring in his own coaching staff,” Stottlemyre said on Monday.
It is not immediately known who will be the new pitching coach. However, it is not expected to be former A’s and Mets coach Rick Peterson, who had been a rumored candidate.
Ty Van Burkleo, who was the A’s hitting coach last year, is expected to join the staff in some capacity. I’d imagine we’ll find out about the rest of Wakamatsu’s staff this week.