Vizquel, Joyner added to Tigers’ coaching staff

Former All-Stars Omar Vizquel and Wally Joyner will be part of
new Detroit manager Brad Ausmus’ coaching staff with the

Vizquel was hired as the first-base coach and Joyner as hitting
coach, the Tigers said Monday. Vizquel also will serve as an
infield and baserunning coach.

Detroit also announced Mick Billmeyer will be the team’s bullpen
coach and Matt Martin will be a defensive coordinator.

Vizquel – the major league record holder for career fielding
percentage by a shortstop with over 1,000 games at the position –
was the roving infield instructor in the Los Angeles Angels’ minor
league system for one season before joining Detroit’s staff. Joyner
was an assistant hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Joyner played 16 big league seasons.