The Marlins have announced their coaching staff under manager Don Mattingly. In addition to preexisting members, Mel Stottlemyre Jr. will serve as pitching coach, Trey Hillman will join as first base/infield coach, Jeff Livesey will become the assistant hitting coach, and Kevin Barr will run the club’s strength and conditioning.
Stottlemyre comes over from the Mariners, who decided not to retain him after the 2018 season. He only briefly reached the bigs as a pitcher, but has spent most of the past decade in MLB dugouts. Stottlemyre served for three years as the Seattle pitching coach and has functioned as a pitching coach and bullpen coach with the Diamondbacks.
As for Hillman, whose hiring was reported yesterday by Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald (via Twitter), he has had a particularly interesting path. He has not only managed in the majors (with the Royals), but skippered championship clubs in Japan and (most recently) Korea. After taking the KBO crown last year with SK Wyverns, Hillman decided upon a stateside return.
Livesey was not retained by the Pirates as their assistant hitting coach after a five-year run, but lands the same post in Miami. Barr is best known for his long run with the Rays. Otherwise, the Fish will continue to rely on Tim Wallach as bench coach, Mike Pagliarulo as hitting coach, Fredi Gonzalez as third base coach, and Dean Treanor as bullpen coach.