The Mariners are working to finalize a contract with Tim Laker to make him the organization’s new hitting coach, per MLB.com’s Greg Johns. He’ll take over for Edgar Martinez, who moved into a different role with the club.
Laker had been the assistant hitting coach for the Diamondbacks, a position he has held for two seasons. Previously, the former MLB backstop worked briefly in the Mariners, Indians, and White Sox organizations.
Additionally, the Seattle club is believed to be nearing agreement with Perry Hill, who’ll replace the departing Scott Brosius. If those deals are finalized, the team will have filled all the positions needed to support manager Scott Servais. That said, as Johns notes, the precise assignments of the holdover coaches has yet to be announced with any finality.