The Orioles have put the final piece of the coaching puzzle together, as they have hired former big league reliever, Darren Holmes, to be their next bullpen coach, according to an industry source.
The team has not made an announcement on the signing, but according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the deal is complete.
Holmes, 53, has spent the last four seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, serving as bullpen coach with the major league club. He spent the 2014 season as the Atlanta Braves’ biomechanics pitching consultant.
Holmes is replacing John Wasdin, who found out he would not be returning to the organization back in October.
Holmes spent 13 years in the majors as a reliever, including a very short tenure with the Orioles, in which he pitched in five games in 2000. He spent the 1993-1997 seasons in the Rockies’ bullpen and signed with the New York Yankees in 1998.
With the signing of Holmes, the Orioles have finally completed their major league coaching staff.
The staff goes as follows:
Brandon Hyde – Manager
Doug Brocail – Pitching Coach
Darren Holmes – Bullpen Coach
Don Long – Hitting Coach
Jose Hernandez – Assistant Hitting Coach
Anthony Sanders – First Base Coach/ Outfield Instructor
Jose Flores – Third Base Coach/ Infield Instructor
Tim Cossins – Major League Field Coordinator/ Catching Instructor
Fredi Gonzalez – Major League Coach
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