Seattle hires Wilson as minor league coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the

roving minor league catching coordinator for the organization.

The Mariners announced the hiring on Tuesday. Wilson will work

with catchers at all levels of the organization beginning with

spring training and continuing through the season. He will travel

to each of Seattle’s minor league affiliates to work with


The 44-year-old Wilson spent 14 seasons catching with Cincinnati

and then spent the majority of his career in Seattle. He caught

more games than any player in Mariners history and ended his career

with the sixth-highest fielding percentage for a catcher in major

league history.

Wilson was an All-Star in 1996 and was inducted into the team

hall of fame in 2012.