Rainiers 2015 Field Staff Finalized

Cory Snyder and Jaime Navarro to join manager Pat Listach in Tacoma

By Tacoma Rainiers | January 12, 2015 12:39 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Seattle Mariners today announced the remainder of the Rainiers 2015 coaching and training staffs, with hitting coach Cory Snyder and pitching coach Jaime Navarro set to return to Tacoma alongside trainers Tom Newberg and Tyler Moos, and assistant performance coordinator Will Lindholm.

Snyder and Navarro round out a Rainiers field staff that will be led by first-year manager Pat Listach. The Mariners announced on November 18 of last year that Listach was to become the 30th manager in the franchise's history.

Snyder's 2015 campaign will be his second as the hitting coach at Tacoma and fifth overall coaching in the Mariners minor league system. The 52-year-old's previous coaching stops include three seasons as the hitting coach at Double-Jackson (2011-13) and four seasons as a manager in the independent Golden League (2007-10).

Originally drafted by Cleveland as the fourth overall pick in the 1984 draft, Snyder played nine seasons in the Major Leagues with the Indians (1986-1990), Chicago White Sox (1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1991), San Francisco Giants (1992) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1993-94).

Navarro, 46, returns to Tacoma for a third season as the Rainiers pitching coach - his seventh overall coaching in the Mariners organization. Navarro previously logged stops as the pitching coach for Single-A Wisconsin in 2008 and Class-A Advanced High Desert in 2009 before first joining the Rainiers field staff in 2010. He also served three seasons as the Major League bullpen coach for Seattle from 2011-13.

Navarro put together a 17-year professional career as a right-handed pitcher after being drafted by Milwaukee in the 1987 draft. He made a combined 361 Major League appearances with the Brewers (1989-94, 2000), Cubs (1996-96), White Sox (1997-99) and Indians (2000).

Rounding out the rest of the Rainiers staff are athletic trainers Tom Newberg and Tyler Moos and assistant performance coordinator Will Lindholm. This season will be Newberg's 29th as a trainer in the Mariners organization and ninth with the Rainiers. Moos is entering his first season in Tacoma and third in the Mariners organization following two seasons as the athletic trainer at High Desert. The 2015 season is Lindholm's first at the Triple-A level and sixth as a performance specialist in the Mariners minor league system.    

The Rainiers open the 2015 season on the road at El Paso on Thursday, April 9 before beginning the club's home slate on Friday, April 17. All season and group ticket packages, including the first-ever 'We R Family' Membership, are available for purchase now by visiting the team online at www.tacomarainiers.com or calling the front office at (253) 752-7707. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers this offseason can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand) or liking the team on Facebook.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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