Baylor in line to join D-Backs
Posted on: October 25, 2010 3:55 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 5:43 pm
The day it became official that Don Baylor was not getting the managerial gig in Toronto, Don Baylor appears set to head to Phoenix as hitting coach for Kirk Gibson's Diamondbacks.
Baylor was replaced by Carney Lansford as hitting coach in Colorado on October 15. The former Rockies and Cubs manager was a candidate for the Blue Jays job, and despite several managerial jobs still being unfilled, the Denver Post reports that Baylor is poised to take the Arizona job. He will reportedly get a two-year contract.
Baylor was offered a "special assistant to the general manager" job with the Rockies, but enjoys the teaching part of baseball and isn't done being in uniform.
-- David Andriesen
UPDATE: It looks as if Gibson could be finishing up his coaching staff, as Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes that former All-Star Charles Nagy is the favorite to become the Diamondbacks' pitching coach.
Nagy was the pitching coach for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, last season. He was pitching coach at the Angels' Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City from 2006-07.
UPDATE: Gibson has added Alan Trammell as his bench coach, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert tweets -- so basically you've got a pretty good collection of players from the 80s and 90s all in one coaching staff (including first-base coach Eric Young).
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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