The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that hitting coach Darnell Coles and third base coach Ed Sedar will return for the 2016 season. The team didn’t renew the contracts of first base coach Mike Guerrero, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, bench coach Jerry Narron, outfield coach John Shelby and bullpen coach Lee Tunnell. New General Manager David Stearns made the announcement today.
The 53-year-old Coles just completed his first season on the coaching staff after he was named to the position last October 23. He is in his second stint in the Brewers organization, having served as minor league hitting coordinator (2010-11) and then manager at Double-A Huntsville (2012-13) during his first stint. Coles also spent one season (2014) as assistant hitting coach with the Detroit Tigers.
The 54-year-old Sedar has been in the Brewers organization since 1992, including the first nine seasons (2007-15) on the Major League coaching staff. Sedar is the longest-tenured coach on the staff. He has served as first base coach (2007-10) and third base coach (2011-15).