The Mariners continued to fill out their major-league coaching staff, announcing the hiring of Manny Acta as third-base coach on Tuesday evening.
Acta joins manager Scott Servais’ staff, which includes Tim Bogar (bench coach), Edgar Martinez (hitting coach) and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. (pitching coach).
“I believe Manny will be a great addition to our staff,” Servais said in a team statement. “I’ve known him for over 25 years, since we were teammates in 1989. His experience as a Major League third base coach and manager, paired with his extensive player development background, will be very valuable to me, and to our players, as we move forward.”
Acta has extensive big-league experience as a manager and third-base coach.
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Most recently, he served as manager of the Cleveland Indians (2010-12) and before was the manager of the Washington Nationals (2007-09). He’s spent time as the third-base coach with New York Mets (2005-06) and Montreal Expos (2002-04).
Acta worked as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN Deportes the past two seasons but was active in baseball, serving as the general manager of the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League the past three seasons.