Mel Stot­tle­myre Jr. hired as Mar­lins pitch­ing coach

The Star Democrat - - SPORTS -

MI­AMI (AP) — For­mer Seat­tle Mariners pitch­ing coach Mel Stot­tle­myre Jr. has been hired as pitch­ing coach for the Mi­ami Mar­lins.

Also join­ing man­ager Don Mat­tingly’s staff is for­mer Kansas City Roy­als man­ager Trey Hill­man, who will be first base and in­field coach.

Like Mat­tingly and Mar­lins CEO Derek Jeter, Stot­tle­myre and Hill­man have ties to the New York Yan­kees. Stot­tle­myre’s fa­ther, Mel, was a Yan­kees pitcher and pitch­ing coach. Hill­man is a for­mer man­ager in the Yan­kees’ mi­nor league sys­tem, and in 2011-13 he was Mat­tingly’s bench coach with the Los An­ge­les Dodgers.

The Mar­lins hired Jeff Livesey as as­sis­tant hit­ting coach to work with hit­ting coach Mike Pagliarulo. Kevin Barr was pro­moted to strength and con­di­tion­ing coach.

Seat­tle had a 4.19 ERA, sixth in the Amer­i­can League, with Stot­tle­myre as pitch­ing coach in 2016-18. He was not re­tained af­ter this sea­son.

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