Coupled with a number of other hirings made in the past week, Mike Redmond has finished filling out his coaching staff with the Miami Marlins as the team confirmed the hiring of Chuck Hernandez to be the team’s new Pitching Coach. Hernandez has previously served in the same role for the Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Angels.
Most recently he was serving as the Assistant Coach at the University of South Florida.
Hernandez pitched in the minor leagues from 1979 through 1983, posting a 27-33 record and 4.27 ERA over 459.2 innings in the New York Yankees organization. He made only five starts at Double-A or higher.
This hiring paired with the decision to bring aboard Rob Leary as Bench Coach have now filled out Redmond’s coaching staff for the Marlins, going along with Tino Martinez as Hitting Coach, Perry Hill as First Base Coach, Joe Espada as Third Base Coach, and Reid Cornelius as Bullpen Coach. Combined, according to Aaron Gleeman, the entire group will make less than what the Marlins will still be paying Ozzie Guillen to not manage the team next season.