Mariners Name LumberKings '17 Coaching Staff

Pat Shine to Manage LumberKings in 2017

Pat Shine will become the 41st manager in team history.

By Erik Oas | December 19, 2016 3:10 PM ET

CLINTON, IA (Dec. 19, 2016) - The Seattle Mariners, parent club of the Clinton LumberKings, have named their Minor League coaching staffs for the 2017 season. Pat Shine will manage the club; Doug Mathis will be the team's pitching coach, David Flores the hitting coach, James Lofton the field coach, Lyle Danley will serve as the team's trainer, and Paul Howey will be the performance coach.

Shine, 45, comes to Clinton after spending the 2016 season in the Major Leagues as the video coordinator for the Miami Marlins. Shine's primary in-game duties included instant replay challenges but fans probably remember him best for being the pitcher for home-run derby champion Giancarlo Stanton in this year's MLB All-Star Game in San Diego.Shine will become the 41st manager in team history. This will be his first Minor League managerial assignment.

Mathis, 33, is a former professional pitcher who ended his professional career in 2015 after pitching in Korea, Japan, China, and the US. He spent parts of three seasons at the Major League level with the Texas Rangers before becoming a coach.

Flores, 30, had a four year professional career after being drafted by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB draft. He reached the Double-A level with Corpus Christi, but did not have a stop in the Midwest League during his playing days. Both Mathis and Flores are in their first year in the Mariners organization.

The LumberKings were also happy to see 2016 manager Mitch Canham and pitching coach Pete Woodworth be promoted to the high-A Modesto Nuts.

 

CLASS AAA Tacoma

Manager: Pat Listach

Pitching Coach: Lance Painter

Hitting Coach: Dave Berg

Coach: Brian Hunter

Trainer: Tom Newberg

Performance: Derek Mendoza

 

CLASS AA Arkansas

Manager: Darren Brown

Pitching Coach: Ethan Katz

Hitting Coach: Roy Howell

Performance: Aaron Reis

 

CLASS High-A Modesto

Manager: Mitch Canham

Pitching Coach: Pete Woodworth

Hitting Coach: Joe Thurston

Coach: Jim Pankovits

Performance Coach: Andy Lyons

 

CLASS A Clinton

Manager: Pat Shine

Pitching Coach: Doug Mathis

Hitting Coach: David Flores

Coach: James Lofton

Trainer: Lyle Danley

Performance Coach: Paul Howey

 

SHORT A EVERETT

Manager: Jose Moreno

Pitching Coach: Danielin Acevedo

Hitting Coach: Austin Knight

Coach: Andy Bottin

Performance Coach: Michael Apodaca

 

Rookie Peoria

Manager: Zach Livingstong

Pitching Coach: Moises Hernandez & Yoel Monzon

Hitting Coach: Denny Hocking

Coach: Jose Umbria

Athletic Trainer: Randy Roetter

Performance Coach: Kevin Childs

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ACADEMY

Academy Supervisor: Cesar Nicolas

Pitching Coach: Jose Veloz

Hitting Coach: Selwyn Langaigne

Infield Coach: Richard Paz

Coaches: Luis Caballero, Renny Osuna, Alexander Pons, George Drullard

Performance Coach: Jose Rosa

Athletic Trainers: Leonardo Santiago & Bladimir Frias

 

About the LumberKings

The LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, will be starting their 62nd season in Clinton and their 9th as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Since the club's inception in 1937, 267 former Clinton players have made it to the Major Leagues. The LumberKings play at historic Ashford University Field located off 6th Avenue at 537 Ballpark Drive. Ticket packages and advertising opportunities are available for the 2017 season by calling (563) 242-0727 or by visiting lumberkings.com.

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