Sep 29, 2011, 1:20 PM EST
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.”
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- MLB rules committee decides to eliminate collisions at home plate 9
- Mariners sign Corey Hart to incentive-laden deal 25
- David Price would not consider an extension with the Mariners if he’s traded there 33
- Media paying for athlete interviews? Not likely. But watch this stuff closely anyway. 20
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- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (113)
- Managers, GMs to meet today to discuss the abolition of home plate collisions (113)