After helping countless players reach the major leagues in his 29 years as a minor league instructor, Dean Treanor will receive a big league promotion of his own.
The six-year manager of the Indianapolis Indians will join the Miami Marlins as the club's bullpen coach in 2017. Treanor has spent a total of seven seasons in the Marlins organization, including six as a manager (2002-03, 2005-08). He was on hand for the team's World Series victory in 2003.
The San Luis Obispo, Calif., native finishes as just the third person to manage the Indians for six or more seasons in the team's 114 years of continuous operations since 1902.
Treanor's tenure as the Tribe's 59th field manager was defined by his ability to consistently instill a winning mentality in his players. He piloted the Indians to 471 victories as manager - third most in team history - and owns the highest winning percentage (.545) of any Indy skipper to win at least 400 games.
The Tribe reached the postseason in three of Treanor's six years at the helm. In 2015, the team came within one win of a Governors' Cup title against Columbus before falling in a decisive Game 5.
Treanor accrued a lifetime managerial record of 976-946 (.508) over 14 seasons and is Triple-A Albuquerque's all-time leader in managerial wins.
Originally signed by the Reds in 1971, Treanor pitched as high as Double-A with Three-Rivers Quebec in the Eastern League before injury abbreviated his playing career. He went on to serve his home community as a police officer for 13 years before returning to professional baseball in 1988.
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