Seattle hires Manny Acta as 3B coach

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have added former Cleveland and Washington manager Manny Acta to their coaching staff as third base coach.

The club announced the hiring on Tuesday. First-time manager Scott Servais will have two coaches on his staff with managerial experience in Acta and bench coach Tim Bogar, who was the interim manager with Texas in 2014.

Acta, 46, spent three seasons each as manager of Washington and Cleveland. He was previously a third base coach with the New York Mets and Montreal Expos.

Servais says Acta's experience as a manager and developing players, ''will be very valuable to me, and to our players, as we move forward.''

Acta has been an analyst with ESPN the past two years while also serving as general manager of Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.

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