Remake of Orioles' coaching staff continues as bullpen coach John Wasdin departs - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Remake of Orioles’ coaching staff continues as bullpen coach John Wasdin departs

The Orioles continued their remake of manager Brandon Hyde’s coaching staff on Friday when bullpen coach John Wasdin was let go.

News of Wasdin’s dismissal was first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by an industry source.

Wasdin joins first base/outfield coach Arnie Beyeler and assistant hitting coach Howie Clark, who also won’t return in 2020.

Wasdin, Clark and major league coach Jose Hernandez were the only members of Hyde’s first staff to come from the Orioles’ organization.

The 47-year-old Wasdin had been the Orioles’ minor league pitching coordinator in 2017 and 2018. Chris Holt replaced him in that role after Mike Elias was hired as general manager.

Wasdin, who pitched in 27 games for the Orioles in 2001, and Clark were the only former Orioles on this season’s staff.

Besides Hernandez, the other members of last year’s coaching staff are pitching coach Doug Brocail, major league field coordinator/catching instructor Tim Cossins, third base/infield coach Jose Flores and hitting coach Don Long.

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