CLINTON, IA (June 18, 2017) - The Seattle Mariners have announced that Manager Pat Shine has been relieved of his coaching duties with the Clinton LumberKings. David Macias, who was serving as the Mariners Player and Staff Systems Coordinator, will manage the LumberKings for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Shine was in his first season in the Mariners organization after spending the previous three years with the Miami Marlins as an Administrative Coach. The LumberKings had just finished the first half of play with a three-game series in Cedar Rapids. The LumberKings finished the first half 31-36 tied for fourth in the Western Division.
Macias is in his second season with the Mariners organization and served as the team's Coordinator of International Player Programs during the 2016 season. Prior to working with the Mariners, he worked for two seasons at his alma mater as a volunteer coach with Vanderbilt University. Macias played professionally in the Chicago Cubs organization from 2008-11 reaching as high as Triple-A and appeared in 98 games in the Midwest League with the Peoria Chiefs in 2009 and 2011. This will be his first managerial coaching job at the professional level.
This marks the first time since Tommy Giordano took over for Sibby Sisti midway through the 1969 season that the Clinton franchise has replaced a manager during the year.
Macias will become the 46th manager of the Clinton Baseball Club's franchise history going back to 1956 when he turns in the lineup card on Thursday, June 22 at Ashford University Field when the LumberKings open the second half of the season against the Beloit Snappers.
About the LumberKings
The LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are playing their 62nd season in the league and their ninth as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Since the club's inception in 1937, 270 former Clinton players have made it to the Major Leagues. The LumberKings play at historic Ashford University Field located off 6th Avenue North at 537 Ballpark Drive. Tickets to all 70 home games are available by calling (563) 242-0727 or by visiting lumberkings.com