MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have added two new faces to manager Mike Redmond’s staff for 2014.
Brett Butler, regarded as one of the best bunters and baserunners during his playing days, joins the organization as the new third-base and outfield coach.
Taking over as the hitting coach will be Frank Menechino, who has spent five seasons as a hitting coach in the Yankees organization.
Butler replaces Joe Espada, who will manage Miami’s Class A Jupiter affiliate. And interim hitting coach John Pierson has been reassigned to the minor league staff.
The rest of the staff from Redmond’s first season managing the club will be back.
“We are extremely excited to complete and announce Mike Redmond’s staff for the 2014 season,” president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. “Brett and Frank bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from their years as players and coaches. Coupled with our returning staff, we feel we have a tremendous mix of knowledgeable baseball men who will make our team better.”
Rob Leary will return as the bench coach, and Perry Hill is back as infield and first-base coach.
Chuck Hernandez comes back as the pitching coach, and Reid Cornelius once again will be the bullpen coach.