News

Stearns replaced by Donnelly as Seattle 3B coach

Stearns replaced by Donnelly as Seattle 3B coach

Photo: KPUG

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners third base coach John Stearns has asked to be reassigned so he can recover from a hernia operation. He will be replaced by Rich Donnelly.

Stearns had surgery for a hiatal hernia on Feb. 24 after lingering pain in his upper abdomen. He didn’t think he would be back with the team until mid-April, and general manager Jack Zduriencik says Stearns will work in the professional scouting department.

“I don’t want to be a distraction, and I don’t want the players to have to deal with a changeup as their season is starting,” Stearns said in a statement Friday.

Donnelly had been hired by Seattle to manage Tacoma of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He has coached third base for Pittsburgh (1993-95), Florida (1997-98), Colorado (1999-02), Milwaukee (2003-05) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2006-07).

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

bisset

See who will be blowing out the candles on birthday cake this weekend.

in Entertainment

COUNTDOWN: Fall movie preview

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The film will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Thursday, July 17, 2014, that the highly anticipated adaption of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel will kick off the festival on September 26. The 20th Century Fox thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will premiere in theaters shortly after on October 3.

Here are the 10 movies we are most excited to spend time with between now and the holidays.

in Viral Videos

‘Unqualified advice’ with ‘Parks & Rec’ star Nick Offerman

15-overlay1

The actor gives everyday people advice on their most-pressing problems.

in Music

Producer profiled in ‘Jersey Boys’ dead at 82

bobcrewe

Crewe helped write and produce hits for acts including The Four Seasons, Patti LaBelle, and Michael Jackson.

in Music

Jackson family treasures up for auction

michaeljackson

Personal possessions belonging to Michael Jackson and his family will go under the hammer later this month.