Nationals promote Randy Knorr to bench coach
Former major league catcher Randy Knorr is being promoted from
minor league manager to major league bench coach by the Washington
Knorr replaces Pat Corrales, who became Washington’s bench coach
when Davey Johnson took over as manager after Jim Riggleman
abruptly resigned during last season.
Otherwise, the Nationals announced Thursday that Johnson’s staff
will stay the same in 2012: hitting coach Rick Eckstein, pitching
coach Steve McCatty, third base coach Bo Porter, first base coach
Trent Jewett and bullpen coach Jim Lett.
Knorr retired as a player in 2004. He is 384-380 as a manager in
the minors, including at Triple-A Syracuse in 2011. He was the
Nationals’ bullpen coach for part of the 2006 season and all of