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We’ve just learned who will be guiding the LumberKings as they attempt to defend their West
Division Title in 2011. Eddie Menchaca, manager of the playoff-qualifying Pulaski Mariners in 2010, will become the 44th manager in Clinton baseball history. The 29-year-old former infielder (yes, he won’t turn 30 until February) will be joined by former Everett pitching coach Rich Dorman, returning hitting coach Terry Pollreisz and trainer Jake Naas.
Read up on Menchaca and Dorman right now over at LumberKings.com. I’ll have more information on Naas’s background later in the winter. No Performance Specialist has yet been named to replace Jim Bose (assuming he doesn’t come back).
Wondering where all your favorite former LumberKings coaches from ’09-’10 are? Well, they’re all still with Seattle. Manager John Tamargo is taking over as the Latin America Field Coordinator, which means we’ll still see JT yell “little man hit it” and “pick ‘em up” a few times when he passes through AEF this year. Dwight Bernard has ascended back to his old post as the pitching coach for triple-A Tacoma, where he was for four seasons prior to coming to Clinton. He’ll have a nice, renovated Cheney Stadium to come back to. Trainer B.J. Downie will be with short-A Pulaski next year.
Elsewhere, Scott Steinmann is back as a manager for the first time since helming the 2009 LumberKings. He’ll try and lead Everett to a second-straight Northwest League title after serving as the AquaSox’ hitting coach last year. Jesus Azuaje (’09) is back as the manager of the AZL Mariners in Peoria, and Lance Painter (’09) will once again be the double-A pitching coach for Jackson. Eddie Tamez, the 2009 Midwest League Trainer of the Year, returns to high-A High Desert for his second season with the Mavs (which on another note were formally purchased by Main Street Baseball LLC today, the same group that owns the Quad Cities River Bandits).
LumberKings’ Eddie Tamez selected by peers, Pro Baseball Athletic Trainers Society
Peoria, IL – Clinton LumberKings’ athletic trainer Eddie Tamez has been named the 2009 Midwest League Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year, announced today by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).
The award is one of 17 presented to athletic trainers from every league in affiliated baseball. Tamez is now in consideration with the 16 other winners for the Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year award, which will be presented at the 2009 Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, IN this December.
Tamez, 33, is in his first season with the LumberKings, his third with the Seattle Mariners organization. He spent the 2008 season with the High Desert Mavericks of the California League and also worked in the Texas Rangers system for three seasons as the trainer with Spokane in 2005 and Bakersfield in 2006-2007. He’s a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christy with a B.S. in Kinesiology.
The LumberKings (24-28) continue a four-game series with Peoria (32-20) tonight at O’Brien Field, first pitch scheduled for 7:00 PM. Listen to the game on AM 1390 KCLN in Clinton or live on the web at 1390kcln.com.