Add Chuck Hernandez and Rob Leary to the burgeoning list of new names on the Marlins. While the Marlins wait for Bud Selig to put his stamp of approval on their trade with Toronto, the team announced its entire coaching staff on Friday by naming Hernandez as pitching coach and Leary as bench coach.
Hernandez was the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004-05) and Detroit Tigers (2006-08), as well as the Angels. He has 31 years of professional experience, most of it spent working in the Rays, Angels and Yankees organizations. Hernandez has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of South Florida.
Leary has Marlins roots, having served in the organization in various capacities (catching coordinator, minor league field coordinator, major league advance scout) from 1995-2001. Leary spent 2010-11 with the Boston Red Sox as a coaching staff assistant and last year served as the Indians' minor league field coordinator.
They join a staff for manager Mike Redmond that also includes hitting coach Tino Martinez, infield/first base coach Perry Hill, third base coach Joe Espada and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius.