The Cleveland Indians announced their new manager Terry Francona's coaching staff for 2013 and it includes a former Captains manager and coach.
Mike Sarbaugh managed the Captains to a 72-66 record in 2005. He has been a member of the Indians organization since 1990 as a Minor League player, coach and manager and is beginning his first season on the Major League staff. He is entering his 25th season in professional baseball, having guided the Triple-A Columbus Clippers over each of the last three seasons since 2010, leading the Clippers to the International League and Triple-A championships in back-to-back seasons of 2010-11. During his nine seasons (since 2004) piloting Cleveland Minor League affiliates, Mike's teams compiled winning records in each campaign and captured five league titles. The Shillington, PA native became a coach in the Tribe's Player Development system in 1995 after a six-year Minor League playing career from 1989-94.
Mickey Callaway spent the 2010 season as the Captains pitching coach and led that squad to the Midwest League Championship. Callaway spent the 2012 season as the Tribe's Minor League Pitching Coordinator in his third campaign in the Indians organization. Following the stint with the Captains, he was the pitching coach at Class-A Kinston in 2011. He retired from playing after the 2009 season. Mickey pitched professionally from 1996-2009, appearing in 40 Major League games with Tampa Bay, Texas and Anaheim from 1999-2004 and made 6 starts for the 2002 World Champion Anaheim Angels.
Full season tickets plans, 7-, 12-, 20-, and 35-game mini ticket plans for the 2013 season are on sale now at great prices complete with several exclusive benefits. Information can be found at the Captains website www.captainsbaseball.com.
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