The Brewers added a pair of new coaches to their major league staff, reports Will Sammon of The Athletic. The club named Jim Henderson its new bullpen coach and Matt Erickson as its infield and assistant hitting coach. Henderson replaces Steve Karsay, who stepped down last week citing a desire to spend more time with his family, while Erickson assumes a newly created role in manager Craig Counsell’s dugout.
Henderson’s playing career spanned parts of four major league seasons, including three with Milwaukee. He served as the Brewers’ primary closer in 2013, notching 28 saves alongside a 2.70 ERA in 60 innings across 61 appearances. After a rocky start to the 2014 season, the righty underwent shoulder surgery and never quite regained his form. He appeared in 44 games for the Mets in 2016, posting a 4.11 ERA in 45 innings, but never made it back to the bigs thereafter. He’s been a coach in the Milwaukee system since 2018, serving most recently as the pitching coach at Triple-A Nashville. Erickson, who notched one hit in six big-league plate appearances (all with the Brewers in 2004), had been the manager of the Low-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers since 2011.
Other organizational notes from around the game:
- The Dodgers have hired Damon Jones, previously general counsel for the Washington Football Team, for a multi-titled role that includes vice president, assistant GM, and baseball legal counsel. Prior to joining the Washington Football Team, Jones had worked in the Nationals front office for 13 years following the end of his college baseball career at UC Santa Barbara. The team also announced the promotions of Alex Slater (from director of baseball operations to vice president and assistant GM), Brandon McDaniel (from director of player performance to vice president of player performance), and Thomas Albert (from assistant athletic trainer to head athletic trainer).
- The Padres announced their 2022 minor league affiliate coaching staffs today. Jared Sandberg, previously the Mariners’ bench coach, will manage the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas; Phillip Wellman, perpetrator of perhaps the most legendary minor league manager temper tantrum ever caught on film, returns as manager of the Double-A San Antonio Missions; Brian Esposito, who’d managed the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in the Pirates’ organization since 2018, will manage the High-A Fort Wayne TinCaps; and Eric Junge, who’d served as the El Paso pitching coach in 2021 before managing the team from mid-August, will manage the L0w-A Lake Elsinore Storm. A full list of the club’s minor league coaches can be found in the team’s official announcement.
If Jim Henderson doesn’t work out he can go back to PBS muppets.
That would be Jim Henson.
Citizen was incorrect in a few ways. Henson died in 1990. But maybe citizen has not watched PBS.
citizen, some people seem to have missed the joke.
Dodgers gonna need that legal counsel
Is that a Bauer related hiring?
If Jones can deal with Washington’s legal issues than he can get that Bauer contract nixed in a jiffy.
……so how much do you pay a lawyer that can save you $32,000,000.00 on a single case?
I think there’s 2 years at $32 million left. Anything under $50 million is a steal.
The Dodgers are nixing no contract. And don’t try it with “BuT mUh MoRaLs ClAuSe !”
That contract is going to be dead as Harambe. They just brought in someone to take the shot.
If that were true the Padres would have nixed Hector Olivera’s contract, the Rockies would have nixed Jose Reyes’ contract and the Phillies would have nixed Odubel Herrera’s contract. You really think those teams paid those contracts out of the goodness of their hearts? Cuz if so I got some nice beachfront property for sale in Arizona if you’re interested.
Crew needs Yelich to get back to form and replace García’s bat and possibly add another one. Rosario and Soler would make some sense for them.
Let’s Go Crewwww !!!
Could really use Keston back to form as well….but I dunno if that is ever gonna happen.
I respectfully disagree as a brewers fan for one they already replaced Garcia… with the Jackie Bradley jr trade hunter renfroe will be in right field he’s a Garcia clone with more pop….. if I’m the crew and im ALL in to win I sign Nelson Cruze to dh (assuming there’s a dh in the nl next year) I trade for Matt Olson would take a lot but he’s rumored on the block …. My trade Aaron Ashby, antone kelly, corey ray and our pool A pick after the first round for Matt Olson…
1) Wong (2nd)
2) Adames (ss)
3) yelich (left)
6) renfroe (right)
7) urius (3rd)
8) .Narváez (c)
9) Cain (center)
OBP top of lineup power galore in the middle of the lineup and Cain at 9 is perfect he still gets on base and has some speed great option to reset the lineup… as a brewers fan this is my wish list I know it’s asking a lot lol.. but the bench would still have rowdy and Keston who they are going to try in the outfield so there’s playing time to go around Craig loves depth plenty of depth there and plenty of at bats to go around with playing time
With our pitching staff off we can average 4.5 runs a game we are a 100 win team in my opinion… problem last year was the bats… adding them two bats would probably add 30 mill to payroll I’m guessing 10 for Olson in arbitration and 20 mill for Cruze on a one year with a club option that could turn into a player option based on plate appearances… granted I’m not accounting for arb raises but we shed a lot of payroll with Jackie Bradley jr and Garcia… maybe I’m living a pipe dream but if we did that I would think we are close to a 100 win team with our pitching… I think we have the best staff in the nl and there cheap
Not bad ideas. Where is Renfroe though?
I have hunter in right field
I have hunter in rt
all in the suit that you wear
So the Padres gave up on Anderson Espinoza and he is now with the Cubs. I thought of him when I saw the Fort Wayne Tin Caps and looked him up. Looks like he has some control issues, but he had a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 AA innings for the Cubs last year.
But muh Rockstar GM !
You guys put the worst Phillip wellman video lol it’s not even half of it
I’d love to see Wellmam in the bigs
I thought Sandberg called Rangers games.