Third base coach Mike Sarbaugh, bullpen coach Rigo Beltran, and replay coordinator Mike Barnett received’t be returning to the Guardians’ workers subsequent season, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Vendor reviews. These are the primary recognized adjustments to be made to the composition of Cleveland’s workers now that Terry Francona will now not be managing the group.
Sarbaugh has been a member of the Guardians’ teaching workers since 2013, principally because the third base coach but additionally getting into the bench coach function in 2020 when Sandy Alomar Jr. stepped in as interim supervisor whereas Francona was on medical depart. Nevertheless, Sarbaugh’s ties within the group date again to 1990, as he performed 5 seasons within the group’s minor league system earlier than starting a protracted stretch of teaching and managing at varied associates inside Cleveland’s farm system.
Barnett can also be a longtime member of the workers, having labored because the replay coordinator because the 2015-16 offseason. Barnett could also be higher recognized for his a number of stints as a hitting coach with the Blue Jays (2002-05), Royals (2006-8), and Astros (2011-12), and his 40-year profession in baseball has additionally taken him to jobs with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, White Sox, and the College of Tennessee.
Beltran’s run on the massive league teaching workers will finish after only a single season, although he has been in Cleveland’s group since 2014. Previous to the bullpen teaching job, Beltran was the pitching coach for Triple-A Columbus for the earlier 4 years.