Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 10/24/12
With the firing of Manny Acta and Scott Radinsky earlier in the season, the Indians are set for a complete overhaul in the coaching staff. With the hiring of Terry Francona the Indians have already started making some changes. Interim manager and bench coach for the last few years, Sandy Alomar has been retained for an undisclosed position while third base coach Steve Smith and batting coach Bruce Fields have been let go. The Indians have yet to announce any formal changes outside of Francona, so it is yet to be known whether or not they will exchange pitching coach Ruben Niebla or bullpen coach Dave Miller for coaches chosen by Francona himself. Former Columbus Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh finished the year as the team's interim bench coach, but will almost certainly go back to 2013. He didn't take over the job until long after the end of the AAA season, so he was already spending each game in the Indians dugout. There have already been some rumors and speculation about possibl...
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