CLINTON, Iowa -- The Seattle Mariners announced Sunday 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 team for the remainder of the 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 just completed a three-game series in Cedar Rapids, finishing the first half of the Midwest League season with a 31-36 record that was tied for fourth place 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 spent 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 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 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 in franchise history going back to 1956 when he turns in the lineup card on Thursday, when the LumberKings open the second half of the season against the Beloit Snappers at Ashford University Field.