Toronto Blue Jays, parent club of
New Hampshire Fisher Cats, today named former Major League
Sal Fasano as the sixth manager in
Fisher Cats team history. Fasano
joined in the dugout by new hitting coach Justin
Mashore and new pitching coach Pete
Walker. Robert Tarpey returns as the Fisher Cats
Athletic Trainer for his
Fasano, 39, comes
to New Hampshire after making his managerial debut in 2010 with the
Lugnuts, Blue Jays' Class-A affiliate of the Midwest League, where he
70-69 record at the helm. Fasano,
eleven year Major Leaguer, played in 16 games with Toronto during the
season and clubbed 47 home runs and 140 RBIs in his 427-game Major
"We welcome back Bob
are looking forward to working with Sal, Pete and Justin," said Fisher
President Rick Brenner. "I am sure
that 2011 will be more exciting than 2010."
Fasano was originally
by the Kansas City Royals in the 37th round of
the 1993 amateur
draft and spent five of his eleven big league seasons in a Royals
uniform. The Chicago
native won a World Series ring as a member of the 2002 Anaheim Angels.
enters his sixth year in the Blue Jays organization as a coach. Originally selected by the
Detroit Tigers in
the third round of the 1991 amateur draft, he served as the hitting
the Dunedin Blue Jays (Class-A/Florida State League) in 2010 when his
the league in doubles and home runs.
began his coaching career with the Pulaski Blue Jays
League) in 2004 before joining the Auburn Doubledays (Short
in 2006. Mashore
spent the 2008 and 2009
seasons as a coach with Lansing.
Walker, 41, joins New Hampshire
after serving as the Blue Jays rehab pitching coach during the 2010
University of Connecticut
graduate, Walker was selected by the New York Mets in the seventh round
1990 amateur draft and went on to play in eight Major League seasons;
which were with the Blue Jays. He
enjoyed his best year in 2002 when he posted a 10-5 record with one
save in 37
games (20 starts) while splitting time between the Toronto
rotation and bullpen.
Tarpey, 30, enters his
second season as the Fisher Cats athletic trainer.
Prior to joining New Hampshire
he spent three
years as the trainer for Lansing,
where he was named the 2008 Midwest League Athletic Trainer of the Year. The York,
graduated from the University of Maine
at Presque Isle and earned his master's degree at California University
a former Blue Jays
intern, joined the club as a full-time athletic trainer in 2006 with
Blue Jays (Rookie/Appalachian League).
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Full- and Half-Season Tickets for the 2011 All-Star Season, including Opening
Day 2011 on April 7thand the 2011 Northeast Delta Dental
Eastern League All-Star Game on July
Merchantsauto.com Stadium, are on sale now. Mini-Ticket Plans
for the 2011 season are
also available by calling (603) 641-2005 or by visiting www.nhfishercats.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.