April 18, 2014

Brewers name Coles manager at Triple A

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that Darnell Coles has been named manager

Darnell Coles

Darnell Coles

at Triple-A Nashville.  He fills the managerial role vacated by Mike Guerrero, who was promoted to the Brewers’ Major League coaching staff on September 28.

Coles joined the organization in 2010 and spent his first two seasons as minor-league hitting coordinator (2010-11).  He spent the past two seasons as manager at Double-A Huntsville (2012-13).

The former utility player had a 14-year Major League career with Seattle, Detroit, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Toronto, St. Louis and Colorado.  He was a member of the 1993 World Series champion Blue Jays.

Coles was selected by Seattle in the first round of the 1980 draft.  He went on to become one of only 14 players, including Babe Ruth, to hit three home runs in a single game in both the American League and National League.