Hinch to hold meeting with coaches
A.J. Hinch is wasting little time in turning the calendar to 2010.
The D-backs manager will hold a meeting with his coaching staff Jan. 8-10 in Phoenix to go over Spring Training schedules and plans for the upcoming season.
“It’s a way to kick start Spring Training a little bit,” Hinch said. “It’s the first time we’ve been together as a group and I want to make sure we are all on the same page.”
It’s the initial meeting for the group because there have been staff changes since the end of last year.
Gone are base coaches Chip Hale and Lorenzo Bundy. Bo Porter will take over for Hale at third while Matt Williams will be at first in place of Bundy.
The rest of the staff includes Mel Stottlemyre Jr. (pitching), Glenn Sherlock (bullpen), Jack Howell (hitting) and Kirk Gibson (bench).