Staff. – – – – The Arizona Diamondbacks revealed today the hiring of its new mentoring employees as well as it includes the following: Ron Gardenhire as bench coach, Tony Perezchica as 3rd base teacher, Mike Fetters as bullpen train as well as Robby Hammock as high top quality control/catching coach. Returning from last period are Dave Magadan (striking instructor), Mike Butcher (pitching instructor), Dave McKay (first base train) and also Ariel Prieto (coach/interpreter).
Diamondbacks Executive Vice President in addition to General Manager Mike Hazen along with Supervisor Torey Lovullo made the declaration with a press release.
Diamondbacks Training Team:
Gardenhire, 59, enters his preliminary period in the D-backs’ firm and also his preliminary as a Major Organization bench train. In 13 seasons as manager of the Minnesota Doubles, he was the winningest manager in club history (1,608-1,039;.507), made 6 postseason looks and also was named the AL Manager of the Year in 2010.
Perezchica, 50, enters his 15th period in the D-backs’ company as well as originally as a coach at the Prominent degree and also his 32nd period in professional baseball. He was Arizona’s Field/Infield Coordinator for the last 3 seasons (2014-16) and Infield Organizer for the previous 8 (2006-13).
Hammock, 39, enters his initial duration as an instructor at the Prominent level, 6th in a managerial/coaching capacity, in addition to 18th overall in the D-backs’ organization. Hammock caught Randy Johnson’s best video game on Can 18, 2004 at Atlanta.
Fetters, 51, returns for his 5th period as a participant of the D-backs’ training group as well as 8th in the organization, including his time in a front office ability. He invested the previous 4 durations as Arizona’s quality control instructor, aiding with on-field prep jobs and also browsing. Fetters pitched elements of 16 Major league periods with the Angels (1989-91, ’98), Manufacturers (1992-97), A’s (1998), Orioles (1999), Dodgers (2000-01), Pirates (2001-02), Doubles (2003) and likewise D-backs (2002, ’04).
Magadan, 54, enters his second season as the D-backs’ hitting train as well as his 15th basic because placement. Arizona’s infraction rated among the NL leaders in several classifications in 2016, consisting of triples (1st, 56), hits (Second, 1479), typical (3rd,.261), punching pct. (Third,.432), extra-base hits (3rd, 531) and total bases (Third, 2446).
McKay, 66, returns for his fourth period as initial base train with the D-backs as well as 34th on a Considerable Company training team. Arizona led the Majors with an 81.5 taken base pct. in 2016, along with finished 3rd basic with 137 takes, linking a club record embeded in 1999.
Butcher, 51, will certainly return for his Second period as the D-backs’ tossing instructor, his
12th since capability. In 2016, the D-backs developed a club document with 1,318 strikeouts, 15 higher than the previous mark embeded in 2002 (1,303).
Prieto, 47, returns for his 3rd period in the D-backs’ organization as a train and also interpreter. Before joining Arizona, he invested the previous 3 seasons in Oakland (2012-14) in a comparable ability.