Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:05:58 -0700
Updating previous items, the Associated Press' Gregg Bell reports Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre is working on a one-year deal. The 65-year-old Stottlemyre (cancer) was cleared by his doctor this past summer to return to work on a full-time basis, but he is hoping this is just the first of a series of one-year deals with the club. "I certainly hope it lasts for more than one year," said Stottlemyre. "Whatever happens, at my age and certainly with my health issue, I'm excited for the opportunity." He was also the No. 1 choice for the job, according to Mariners manager John McLaren. The Mariners' starters ranked just 12th in the American League this past season with a 5.12 ERA.
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:31:41 -0700
Updating a previous report, John Hickey, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Seattle Mariners have named Mel Stottlemyre the team's new pitching coach.
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 09:36:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, John Hickey, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Seattle Mariners are expected to name Mel Stottlemyre as their new pitching coach.
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:52:55 -0700
Jim Street, of Mariners.MLB.com, reports Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League instructor Mel Stottlemyre is a candidate for the Seattle Mariners' vacant pitching coach position. Stottlemyre was the New York Yankees' pitching coach from 1996 through 2005.
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 01:54:26 -0800
The Associated Press reports former New York Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre will join the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special instructor in spring training and will work with the club's pitchers during the season, the team announced on Feb. 5. His son, Mel Jr., is the minor-league pitching coordinator in Arizona.
Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:16:11 -0800
The Associated Press reports former New York Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre will serve as a special celebrity instructor during spring training for the Yankees.
Wed, 02 Nov 2005 00:26:54 -0800
The Hartford Courant's Dom Amore is reporting former New York Yankees SP Ron Guidry is the front-runner to become the team's next pitching coach, replacing Mel Stottlemyre.
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 21:42:11 -0700
Mark Bowman, of Braves.MLB.com, reports with the Baltimore Orioles reportedly close to signing Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone, former New York Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre could be a candidate to take over the position. Stottlemyre served as a teammate with current Braves manager Bobby Cox during the late 1960's.
Sat, 15 Oct 2005 12:23:11 -0700
Mark Feinsand, of Yankees.MLB.com, reports New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner issued a statement addressing pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre's departure. He said, "Mel Stottlemyre will always be a Yankee." This comes a day after Stottlemyre was critical of Steinbrenner's lack of appreciation.
Wed, 12 Oct 2005 14:46:38 -0700
The Associated Press reports departing New York Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre called Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's comments after their Game 5 loss a slap in the face of Joe Torre. Steinbrenner said Tuesday: "I congratulate the Angels and their manager on the great job they've done." "I laughed when I saw it," Stottlemyre said. "My first thoughts were, 'What about Joe? Joe had done a hell of a job, too.' To congratulate the other manager and not congratulate your own after what he'd done this year, I laughed." Stottlemyre also criticized the schism between the team's New York and Tampa, Fla., offices and said Torre's job status shouldn't be questioned.