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Fri, 05 Nov 2010 11:13:43 -0700
The Seattle Mariners' 2011 coaching staff was officially announced Friday, Nov. 5, according to The Tacoma News Tribune's Larry LaRue. Carl Willis will serve as the pitching coach, Chris Chambliss will serve as the hitting coach, Jeff Datz will be the third base coach, Jaime Navarro will serve as the bullpen coach, Robby Thompson will serve as the bench coach and Mike Brumley will be the first base coach.
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:51:29 -0700
The Seattle Mariners will keep Carl Willis as their new pitching coach while adding Jaime Navarro as their new bullpen coach Thursday, Nov. 4, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker.
Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:53:50 -0700
Updating previous reports, Seattle Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis is expected to return to the team, according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday. He is not considered to be a candidate for the same position with the New York Yankees.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:10:26 -0700
The Seattle Mariners hired Roger Hansen as the team's new bench coach and Carl Willis as the new pitching coach, according to The Associated Press. General manager Jack Zduriencik said the team will likely search for new managerial candidates in the offseason.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:44:43 -0700
Joe Capozzi, of The Palm Beach Post, reports the Florida Marlins could be interested in free-agent pitching coach Chuck Hernandez (Tigers), former pitching coach Carl Willis and free-agent pitching coach Randy St. Claire (Nationals).
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 06:57:54 -0700
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez reports the Florida Marlins could pursue former Cleveland Indians pitching coach Carl Willis to fill their vacancy.
Thu, 08 Oct 2009 23:57:36 -0700
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez speculates former Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach Bryan Price, along with just-fired Cleveland Indians pitching coach Carl Willis, could succeed Mark Wiley as pitching coach for the Florida Marlins.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:34:19 -0700
Indians.MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports Cleveland Indians RP Adam Miller (finger) threw his slider off the mound for the first time since he began pitching without bending the tip of his right middle finger. Pitching coach Carl Willis said Miller's slider is now more of a "slurve." It's a pitch that needs some work, but the results today were positive enough that we can safely say Miller took another step forward.
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:47:24 -0800
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto reports Cleveland Indians pitching coach Carl Willis spotted a flaw in SP Fausto Carmona's delivery late last season. Carmona worked on it this winter.
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:08:00 -0800
The Akron Beacon Journal's Sheldon Ocker reports Cleveland Indians SP C.C. Sabathia will stay in a five-day rotation with the team during spring training. ''Usually, all of our starters are on a four-day rotation until they've thrown three innings in exhibition games,'' Indians pitching coach Carl Willis said. ''After that, everyone goes to a five-day rotation. With C.C., he will be on a five-day rotation from the start.'' The pace of pitchers' fielding drills also has been slowed to lessen the workload on pitchers' legs.