O’s hire Anthony Sanders as new first base coach

The Orioles have found their new first base coach. According to a source, the organization has hired former major league player and manager, Anthony Sanders.

The Orioles have not announced haven’t announced the signing, but it has been reported that the two sides drew close to an agreement late last week.

Sanders, 45, will replace Arnie Beyeler as both first base coach and outfield instructor. Beyeler leaves the organization after one year of service.

Sanders, a 2000 Olympic team gold medalist, has spent the last 14 seasons as a manager, coach, and instructor in the Colorado Rockies organization. His most recent role was an outfield and baserunning coordinator. Sanders also served on the USA Baseball coaching staff.

From 1999 to 2001, the former outfielder appeared in 13 games with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners.

Now that the first base coaching position is filled, the Orioles have two coaching spots needing to be filled, assistant hitting coach and bullpen coach. Those spots were held by Howie Clark and John Wasdin respectively.

The Orioles organization has also completed its entire minor league coaching staff for the 2020 season.

You can see all the coaches below:

(Photo: Baltimore Orioles)

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