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10/30/2009 6:03 PM ET
Mike Brumley named as Mariners new Third Base Coach
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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that the club has named Mike Brumley as the team's new third base coach for the 2010 season.

Brumley's hire completes the Mariners 2010 coaching staff. He joins six returning coaches: bench coach Ty Van Burkleo, pitching coach Rick Adair, hitting coach Alan Cockrell, first base coach Lee Tinsley, bullpen coach John Wetteland and performance coach Steve Hecht.

"We talked to candidates inside and outside the organization," 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, 45, spent the 2009 season as the Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Field Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of instruction in the Dodgers minor league system. He was Assistant Field Coordinator and managed Ogden (Pioneer League) in 2008. Prior to joining the Dodgers, the former big league utility infielder/outfielder served as the Texas Rangers Field Coordinator from 2005-2007. He was a minor league manager in the Angels organization from 2001-2004, including spending his last three seasons as manager at Salt Lake (AAA). Mike was the White Sox minor league bunting instructor in 2000, and managed in the Diamondbacks system in 1998 (Tucson) and 1999 (South Bend). He began his minor league managing career in 1997 with Rio Grande of the Independent Texas-Louisiana League.

"I have had the opportunity to work with Mike in the past," Seattle Mariners 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."

Brumley played parts of eight seasons in the Majors, including spending the 1990 season with Seattle. He also appeared in the big leagues with the Cubs (1987), Detroit (1988), Boston (1991-92), Houston (1993, 1995) and Oakland (1994). In all, he appeared in 295 career games. His father, Mike, played parts of three seasons with the Washington Senators (1964-66).

Wakamatsu led the Mariners to an 85-77 record in 2009, finishing in 3rd place in the American League West. The Mariners became the 13th team in baseball history to improve from a 100-loss team (61-101 in '08) to playing winning baseball.

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