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Marlins hire Chuck Hernandez as pitching coach, Rob Leary as bench coach

Nov 16, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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New manager Mike Redmond has filled out his Marlins coaching staff, adding Chuck Hernandez as pitching coach and Rob Leary as bench.

Hernandez brings a ton of experience, previously working as a pitching coach for the Rays, Tigers, and Angels. Most recently he was an assistant coach at the University of South Florida.

Leary was a minor league field coordinator with the Indians this year, but worked in the Marlins’ organization from 1995-2001.

The rest of Redmond’s staff includes hitting coach Tino Martinez, first base coach Perry Hill, third base coach Joe Espada, and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius. And combined they’ll make less than the Marlins will pay Ozzie Guillen not to manage next season.

Good luck, boys!

  1. Old Gator - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Wow, this is really exciting. I mean, really exciting – as in REEEEEEEALY exciting.

    • hermitfool - Nov 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      But perhaps not quite as exciting as the Bobblehead Museum.

      Speaking of Bobbleheads, some of those dudes can really coach. Seriously.

  2. Detroit Michael - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Among former Tiger pitching coaches, I was actually more impressed by Rick Knapp. Of course, it’s pretty tough as fans to judge.

    • tigerman3 - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      I agree It was Knapp who turned Verlander into a pitcher and not just a hard thrower. If it wasnt for Knapp I dont believe Justin is the pitcher he is today . knapp didnt really fit in with the Tigers staff of hard throwers. Knapp came from the Twins where all you had to do is throw the ball over the plate for strikes. Hernandez on the other hand was the pitching coach from 06- 09 and didnt do much we all knew that Kenny Rogers did more for the other pitchers in terms of helping them then Chuck seemed too.

  3. whitlockd - Nov 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    How long before they get traded?

  4. Old Gator - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I repeat: as presently configured, this team is going to lose at least 100 games next season.

    • historiophiliac - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

      Hang in there, OG.

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