Mariners Hire Trent Jewett as Bench Coach
There was a little bit of baseball news today as new manager Lloyd McClendon began putting his coaching staff together by hiring Trent Jewett. Trent has spent the last three seasons on the Washington Nationals coaching staff. He was the Nationals third base coach in 2013 and prior to that spent one-and-a-half seasons as the first base coach.
Jewett and McClendon have history together, as the two were on the Pittsburgh Pirates coaching staff from 2001-2002 when Lloyd was the Pirates manager. In addition to serving as a Major League coach with the Pirates and Nationals, Trent managed 17 seasons in the minor leagues. He compiled a 1,178-1,165 record for a .503 winning percentage, spending 12 of his 17 seasons at the Triple-A level, and in 2007 was selected by Baseball America as the International League’s “Best Manager Prospect.”
A few baseball writers chimed in on the hiring of Jewett.
Mariners announce Trent Jewett will be their bench coach. Was very well-respected in the Nats' clubhouse. Had been with them since 2009.—
Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) November 11, 2013
Here is the official news release that went out to the media this afternoon: