Brumley Hired as 3B Coach
Happy Halloween, everyone. Itâ€™s that one day of the year when ghosts and spooks of all kinds start coming out of the woodworks. The Mariners, in anticipation of that, have brought back a ghost of seasons past to fill out their third base coach position, hiring Mike Brumley, who played sixty-two games for the Mâ€™s back in 1990, most of them at short. Geoff Baker caught up with Wak to get some quotes on Brumley , praising his coaching experience in all things fielding and base stealing. Brumley had previously been the minor league field coordinator for the Dodgers.
Other odds and ends from the past few days:
â€¢ Franklin Gutierrez, Jack Wilson and Ichiro! all took home top honors for their positions in the 2009 Fielding Bible Awards
â€¢ Former minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace has accepted a job with the Braves, which will move him closer to home.
â€¢ Michael Saunders, who has been playing for the Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League, has sprained his ankle, trying to play on it again after tweaking it earlier in the week. The injury isnâ€™t that severe though. Saunders had been hitting .364/.432/.606 in nine games so far, which would be great if not for the fact that heâ€™s also struck out twelve times.