Mariners promote 3 to fill out coaching staff

The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have made a trio of promotions to fill out the major league coaching staff for next season.

Manager Scott Servais announced Thursday that Pete Woodworth would be the new pitching coach, Carson Vitale will be the field coordinator and Jarret DeHart will be the assistant hitting coach. Woodworth was the pitching coach for Seattle's Double-A Arkansas affiliate last season. Vitale spent the past two seasons as Seattle's minor-league field coordinator and DeHart was a roving hitting instructor for the club.

Paul Davis, who was the pitching coach last season, will now be a pitching strategist for the organization.

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Along with the additions, Seattle is shifting responsibilities for some of its returning coaches. Manny Acta goes from bench coach to third-base coach. Jared Sandberg will move from field coordinator to bench coach. Brian DeLunas will return to bullpen coach after serving in a different role last season.

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