Seattle Mariners bring back entire coaching staff for 2017

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners will bring back their entire coaching staff for the 2017 season after the club won 86 games and barely missed the postseason.

The Mariners announced the decision Thursday. Manager Scott Servais said Manny Acta (third base coach), Tim Bogar (bench coach), Casey Candaele (first base coach), Mike Hampton (bullpen coach), Edgar Martinez (hitting coach) and Mel Stottlemyre (pitching coach) will all return in their positions.

There will be one addition to the coaching staff as Scott Brosius will join the major league club as an assistant coach. Brosius served as the hitting coach for Triple-A Tacoma in the Mariners system. Chris Prieto will return in a different role as a special projects coach.

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