In Mariners news…
- Rest in peace to former Mariners bullpen coach Brian DeLunas, who passed away yesterday at the age of 46 after a long battle with kidney disease. Known for his generosity, kindness, and dedication to the game, DeLunas and his welcoming presence will be greatly missed in the baseball community. A GoFundMe page has been created to support him and his family with funeral and everyday expenses.
Around the league…
- The Washington Nationals have hired former A’s outfielder Coco Crisp as their new outfield and base-running coordinator, and Bill Mueller as their new quality control coordinator.
Some player development hires by the Nationals, per people with knowledge of the situation: Coco Crisp will be the new outfield/base-running coordinator and Bill Mueller the new quality control coordinator (a restored role for 2022).
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) January 18, 2022
- Veteran LHP Francisco Liriano has announced his retirement after an impressive 14-year MLB career spent mostly with the Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates.