The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


Sports headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.


Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 3:40 p.m.

Mariners pick Howell to manage Tacoma

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Mariners dipped into their farm system Wednesday to find a new manager for Class AAA Tacoma, promoting Roy Howell to fill the vacancy created when Rich Donnelly joined the big-league staff.
Howell, 60, was entering his second season as the hitting coach at Class AA Jackson. He played 11 years in the big leagues, primarily as a third baseman, with Texas, Milwaukee and Toronto from 1974-84.
“Roy is a very accomplished baseball guy, both as a player and as a coach,” said Chris Gwynn, the Mariners’ director of player development. “He is well respected in our organization for the work he has done the past two years. His expertise in hitting and his familiarity with many of the players we will have at Tacoma make him a great fit for us at that level.”
The Tacoma position came open last week when the Mariners promoted Donnelly to replace John Stearns as the third-base coach on the big-league staff. Stearns is recovering from hernia surgery.
Howell served as the hitting coach at Class A High Desert in 2011-12. Prior to that, he spent four seasons as manager of the San Luis Rattlers in the California Collegiate League.
Story tags » Mariners

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.



HeraldNet Classifieds