Not seeing Ed Sedar giving player-specific high-fives on home runs and waving runners around from third base is going to take some getting used to for many Brewers’ fans. Sedar spent 14 years with Milwaukee’s coaching staff. Ten of those years were spent as the Brewers’ third base coach. Now Sedar moves into an advisory role for the club.
Replacing Sedar as the third base coach will be Jason Lane. Quintin Berry will take over as the first base coach.
After mulling it over the Brewers have decided the assignments for base coaches Jason Lane and Quintin Berry. Lane will be at third base, Berry at first.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) January 21, 2021
Here’s the story from the day Berry replaced longtime Brewers coach Ed Sedar on the staff: https://t.co/UpKRJQ5tg4
With Sedar no longer part of the coaching staff, Milwaukee is keeping most of the rest of the staff around. Pat Murphy will be back as bench coach. Andy Haines and Jacob Cruz will coach the hitters while Chris Hook and Steve Karsay will handle pitching. Jason Lane will also help with pitching while also coaching third base. Walker McKinven also returns as associate pitching, catching, and strategy coach.
A new addition to the major league staff from the minor leagues is Quintin Berry. Berry spent time as a player/coach and instructor in Milwaukee’s minor league system. With Berry penchant as a base stealer, he adds a potential asset in the base running department.
Theresa Lau was also announced as the Brewers’ new Assistant Athletic Trainer and physical therapist. Lau replaces Rafael Freitas who took the Athletic Trainer position for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lau originally joined the Brewers’ organization in 2018 as a Minor League physical therapist. She was promoted to rehabilitation coordinator in 2020.
Brewers hire Theresa Lau as assistant athletic trainer. pic.twitter.com/wBbl4cJBEu— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) January 21, 2021
Without Ed Sedar, the Milwaukee Brewers will probably have a different tenor. He was certainly an influence on this team. At the same time, there is very little coaching turnover on this team and with vacancies going to in-house options there is a great deal of consistency for the upcoming season. That consistency will hopefully prove beneficial for the Brew Crew in 2021.