Mike Brumley, who turned an eight-year career as a utility player into a longer stint as a coach, manager and instructor, has been hired by the Seattle Mariners as a third base coach.
One of Brumley’s big-league stops as a player was in Seattle, where he played in 1990.
Now 46, Brumley has spent time in the Dodgers, Rangers, White Sox, Angels and Diamondbacks organizations and overseen all aspects of baseball instruction.
“We talked to candidates inside and outside the organization,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said, “and Mike will be a great fit for us. He’s had experience as a Major League shortstop, a minor league manager & third base coach and as a minor league field coordinator.”
Brumley succeeds Bruce Hines at third base, the only coach not invited back for the 2010 season.
“I have had the opportunity to work with Mike in the past,” manager Don Wakamatsu said, “and know first hand of his passion for winning and skill as a teacher. He will be a good fit on our staff.”