Nats looking for bench coach; Corrales re-assigned
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said on Monday that everyone on the 2011 coaching will return next season with the exception of Pat Corrales, who was the bench coach. However, Corrales will remain in the organization, most likely in the Minor League system.
Corrales had three tenures as Washington’s bench coach. Besides Johnson, Corrales worked in a similar role for Manny Acta and Jim Riggleman.
“Pat is invaluable in the system. I love him to death and he did a great job, but we’ll probably have a different coach there,” Johnson said.
Johnson and general Mike Rizzo declined to say who could become the next bench coach for the team.
Meanwhile Rick Eckstein [hitting coach], Trent Jewett [First base], Steve McCatty [pitching], Bo Porter [third-base coach] and Jim Lett [bullpen] will remain in their roles for next season.