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New Orioles assistant hitting coach Mark Quinn ready to return to the big leagues

New Orioles assistant hitting coach Mark Quinn ready to return to the big leagues

Mark Quinn acknowledged Thursday that when he was first approached about becoming the Orioles’ new assistant hitting coach, he wasn’t sure if he was ready. Quinn had built a highly successful baseball academy in Houston, where he found his post-playing-career passion in teaching hitting at a variety of levels for the past eight years.

But the more Quinn went through the process, the former major league outfielder became sold that this was the right time for him to return to the big leagues, this time as a coach for the first time.

The Orioles announced Thursday they have hired Quinn for the position. He will replace Einar Diaz, who becomes one of the...

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