Hernandez hired as bullpen coach
Former Tigers pitching coach Chuck Hernandez will be the Indians’ new bullpen coach, replacing Luis Isaac.
Hernandez was with the Tigers for the last three seasons. Prior to that, he was the Rays’ pitching coach from 2004-05, and he was the Angels’ pitching coach from 1992-96.
Isaac was dismissed at season’s end after 44 years in the Indians’ organization. Hernandez was relieved of his duties in Detroit after a brutal year for the Tigers’ pitching staff.
Hernandez is already at work for the Tribe. He’s in the Dominican Republic, getting a look at Fausto Carmona’s start for Aguilas tonight. He’ll also see Adam Miller, who is making the transition to relief work.