Indians pitching coach Belcher steps down

BY foxsports • September 29, 2011

Indians pitching Tim Belcher has stepped down from that job to spend more time with his family.

Belcher spent two seasons on manager Manny Acta's staff. He will return to a position as a special assistant in Cleveland's front office, a spot he held from 2002-09. Belcher said he was afraid he would not be able to balance his job duties with the club and time with his family.

The Indians have not named a replacement for Belcher.

Belcher is the second Cleveland coach to leave his job in the past two days. On Wednesday, bench coach Tim Tolman revealed he has Parkinson's disease. First-base coach Sandy Alomar has been tabbed as Tolman's replacement, assuming he stays with the club. Alomar is expected to interview to be the Chicago White Sox manager.

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