Mitchell: Indians staff changes, No Clippers promoted
The Cleveland Indians have announced changes to the coaching staff for 2012. Sandy Alomar Jr. moves from 1B coach to bench coach and his former duties are taken over by Tom Wiedenbauer who will also coach the outfield/base running. Scott Radinsky moves from the bullpen coach role to pitching coach and Dave Miller who was the minor league pitching instructor takes over as bullpen coach.
Radinsky was the Clippers pitching coach in 2009. Wiedenbauer was with the Astros for 35 years before coming to Cleveland as a minor league field coordinator last year.
With the announcement, there was no word on the Clippers coaching staff, but obviously Columbus could have the entire staff return for 2012. Mike Sarbaugh was the IL manager of the Year, Ruben Niebla earned rave reviews for his work and Lee May Jr. coached one of the most potent offenses in the IL. While it is probably a disappointment for those men to not be on the Major League staff, they will certainly be welcome in Columbus for another run at defending the title. From a broadcasters perspective, I’ve never had a better group to work with.