Inconsistent performances and some interestingly vague post-season comments from David Stearns led to some speculation that changes could be coming to the Brewers’ coaching staff, but as it turns out, that’s (mostly) not the case.
The entire coaching staff outside of first base/infield coach Carlos Subero will be back to start the 2020 season, according to Tom Haudricourt. That includes pitching coach Chris Hook and hitting coach Andy Haines, both of whom saw some lack of confidence among fans at times in 2019.
#Brewers announce all coaches will return from 2019 staff with exception of 1B/infield coach Carlos Subero. He had been on the major-league staff for four years.— Tom (@Haudricourt) October 14, 2019
For now, both will get a second season.
Rest of #Brewers coaching staff returns intact: pitching coach Chris Hook, hitting coach Andy Haines, bench coach Pat Murphy, third base coach Ed Sedar, asst hitting coach Jason Lane and bullpen coach Steve Karsay.— Tom (@Haudricourt) October 14, 2019
Subero has long been a part of the Brewers’ staff, but the Brewers saw inconsistent defensive play from their infielders all season, most notably from Orlando Arcia, who regressed considerably in 2019 — to the point where he may no longer be a lock to be the team’s shortstop long-term.
There’s no word yet on whether the Brewers will fill the position internally, or look elsewhere to fill the role.