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Einar Diaz

Einar Diaz added as Orioles' 7th coach

Einar Diaz added as Orioles' 7th coach

The Orioles have decided to take advantage of a new rule that allows for the hiring of a seventh coach.

Former big league catcher Einar Diaz, who was ticketed to be the field coach at Bowie, will now be an assistant major league coach, helping hitting coach Jim Presley as well as other members of Showalter’s staff.

“I’ve had Einar as a player [with the Texas Rangers in 2003],” Showalter said. “Einar is just a solid human being. He’ll fit in real well to the clubhouse, pretty seamless.”

Showalter said one of the most important things about Diaz is that he’s a good batting practice pitcher, something needed with the departure...