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Tim Belcher steps down as Indians pitching coach

Sep 29, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

Jeanmar Gomez, Tim Belcher AP

Indians bench coach Tim Tolman resigned yesterday because of Parkinson’s disease and today pitching coach Tim Belcher stepped down to “spend more time with his family.”

Sandy Alomar Jr. was immediately promoted from first base coach to bench coach to replace Tolman, but the Indians haven’t decided on Belcher’s replacement yet.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates that bullpen coach Scott Radinsky has the inside track on the job.

Belcher, who won 146 games during a 14-year career with seven different teams, spent two seasons as the Indians’ pitching coach and is expected to remain in the organization as an “advisor.”

  1. Francisco (FC) - Sep 29, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Did not know about Tolman. I believe he managed a few years in Winter Ball. Pretty sharp guy.

    • Francisco (FC) - Sep 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM

      Of course it would have been better to make the Tolman comment on the Tolman thread, Oy!

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