Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 10/31/12
The Cleveland Indians announced their coaching staff for the 2013 season today and there are a lot of new faces. Starting with the returning coaches; Sandy Alomar, Jr. will remain with the team as bench coach. He was interviewed for the manager position but beaten out by Terry Francona. He is the only coach returning in his position from 2011 and has been on the Tribe coaching staff since 2010. Mike Sarbaugh received a promotion and will be the first base coach this year after spending the last three seasons with the Columbus Clippers as their manager and winning two championships. He has been a coach in the Indians farm system since 1995 when he was a hitting coach for Kinston. Before managing the Clippers he managed the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (SS), Lake County Captains (A) and Kinston Indians (A+) and won the Carolina League championship in 2006. After Manny Acta was fired, Sarbaugh took over for Alomar as bench coach on the Major League team. This promotion is a long time coming
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