Padres hire Powell as assistant hitting coach
The San Diego Padres have hired Alonzo Powell as assistant
hitting coach to work under Phil Plantier.
Powell served as interim hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners
during part of the 2010 season. He has 10 years of coaching
experience following a 19-year playing career in the United States
Plantier was hired as hitting coach after Randy Ready was fired
the day after the season ended. The Padres were last in the NL West
Powell won’t be able to sit in the dugout during games.