Mike Elias and the Orioles filled their last coaching staff vacancy this past week, bringing in former Cleveland third base coach, Tony Mansolino, to continue the job in Baltimore.
After retiring as a player in Double-A, Mansolino, 38, has been a minor league instructor and manager in Cleveland’s system for 11 years.
2020 saw Mansolino’s first time in a major league dugout. He was called up from Cleveland’s Alternate Site to coach third base in the midst of Terry Francona’s early season exit due to health problems. This had put Mansolino in the dugout and in charge of a very well-rounded infield defense, which is a good taste of what he will be doing in Baltimore.
Mansolino replaces José Flores, taking over as third base coach and infield instructor. This hire completes the Orioles’ coaching staff, as another new piece in the Orioles dugout for 2021.
Welcome to Birdland, Tony!
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