Orioles hire Long as hitting coach, Brocail for pitchers
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have hired Don Long as hitting coach and Doug Brocail as pitching coach under first-year manager Brandon Hyde.
Long spent the past five seasons as the hitting coach of the Cincinnati Reds.
Brocail was the Texas Rangers' pitching coach for the past three years. He was the Astros' pitching coach from June 2011 through 2013.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Throughout the final weekend of his 30s, Carlos Beltran was met by reporters at his corner locker in the visitors' clubhouse at Tropicana Field. Naturally, most of the conversations regarded his age - 40 in baseball, after all, is a milestone to be celebrated.
"It's a lot of springs in life," he said at one point. "That's good, especially in the game of baseball."