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

Tigers.

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.