Bullpen coach: Rick Adair

<b>Rick Adair</b><br>
<b>Position:</b> Bullpen coach<br>
<b>Age:</b> 52<br>
<b>Skinny:</b> Some were surprised that Adair, a well-respected pitching coach, would agree to a bullpen role. But he lost his big league pitching coach job in August when he was fired (along with Don Wakamatsu) by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000026" title="Seattle Mariners" href="/topic/sports/baseball/seattle-mariners-ORSPT000026.topic">Seattle Mariners</a>. ... Spent parts of eight seasons as a big league pitching coach for three teams: Mariners (2009-2010), <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000011" title="Detroit Tigers" href="/topic/sports/baseball/detroit-tigers-ORSPT000011.topic">Detroit Tigers</a> (1996-1999), and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000009" title="Cleveland Indians" href="/topic/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-ORSPT000009.topic">Cleveland Indians</a> (1992-1993). ... Was the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000029" title="Texas Rangers" href="/topic/sports/baseball/texas-rangers-ORSPT000029.topic">Texas Rangers</a>' minor league pitching coordinator from 2005 to 2008. Held the position for two years while Showalter was Rangers' manager. ... As a lefty pitcher, reached Triple-A Salt Lake City in 1983, but never made the majors. ... Pitched in 214 minor league games, all with the Mariners' organization, posting a career ERA of 3.92.<br>
<i>&mdash; Dan Connolly</i>

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Rick Adair
Position: Bullpen coach
Age: 52
Skinny: Some were surprised that Adair, a well-respected pitching coach, would agree to a bullpen role. But he lost his big league pitching coach job in August when he was fired (along with Don Wakamatsu) by the Seattle Mariners. ... Spent parts of eight seasons as a big league pitching coach for three teams: Mariners (2009-2010), Detroit Tigers (1996-1999), and Cleveland Indians (1992-1993). ... Was the Texas Rangers' minor league pitching coordinator from 2005 to 2008. Held the position for two years while Showalter was Rangers' manager. ... As a lefty pitcher, reached Triple-A Salt Lake City in 1983, but never made the majors. ... Pitched in 214 minor league games, all with the Mariners' organization, posting a career ERA of 3.92.
— Dan Connolly

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