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Coaching Staff

Tony Mansolino - Manager

Mansolino, 33, becomes the Captains 11th field manager. He served as the Captains hitting coach in 2013 and is starting his sixth season in the Indians organization with previous stops at Mahoning Valley, Carolina, and last season in Akron. Mansolino played professionally for six seasons as an infielder from 2005-2010 after being selected in the 26th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played four years of baseball at the Vanderbilt University, where he was teammates with Indians Director of Player Development Carter Hawkins and former Indians pitcher Jensen Lewis. He retired as a player after the 2010 campaign and resides in Nashville.

 

 

Steve McCatty - Pitching Coach

McCatty, 61, will begin his 20th season as a pitching coach at the professional level and 2016 is his Cleveland Indians Organizational Debut. From 2009-2015, McCatty was the Major League Pitching Coach for the Washington Nationals where he worked with standout moundsmen, including Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez.

Steve had a nine-year Major League career with the Oakland Athletics where he went 63-63, with a 3.99 ERA and 541 Strikeouts. He was tied as the AL Wins leader (14) in 1981 with Dennis Martinez, Jack Morris and Pete Vukovich. Off the field, he served as a technical consultant for the Disney movie, "Angels in the Outfield" and currently resides in Michigan.

Kevin Howard - Hitting Coach

Howard, 34, enters his first season as the hitting coach for the Captains after spending last season as the hitting coach for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Howard played professional baseball for 12 seasons, reaching as high as Triple-A. The former infielder was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round of the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of Miami. He went on to play for eight different organizations: Reds, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals.

Junior Betances - Bench Coach

Betances, 43, will be a coach with the Captains in 2016, his first in Lake County, continuing a career with the Indians organization that has spanned over 20 years as a coach, player or executive. Junior was the manager of the DSL Indians from 2002-2005. He was the hitting coach in the Arizona League last season.