ASG coaching staffs, umpiring crew set

July 6th, 2017

On Thursday, Terry Francona and Joe Maddon announced their coaching staffs for the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Marlins Park, which is set for Tuesday, and their selections give the dugouts a championship feel.
Both Francona and Maddon will be joined at the game by their entire staffs, both of which helped lead their teams to pennants last season. Francona also invited Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash to assist him, while Maddon enlisted Marlins manager Don Mattingly.
It'll be the third All-Star Game as a coach or manager for Mattingly, who played in six as a player. Cash, who is in his third season managing the Rays, will make his All-Star coaching debut.
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Joining Francona and Cash, his longtime friend, in the American League dugout will be seven Indians coaches -- first-base coach Sandy Alomar Jr., bullpen coach Jason Bere, pitching coach Mickey Callaway, bench coach Brad Mills, assistant hitting coach Matt Quatraro, third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh and hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo.
Assisting Maddon and Mattingly in the National League dugout will be Maddon's trusted Chicago advisors -- quality control coach Henry Blanco, catching coach Mike Borzello, pitching coach Chris Bosio, assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske, first-base coach Brandon Hyde, third-base coach Gary Jones, hitting coach John Mallee, bench coach Dave Martinez and bullpen coach Lester Strode.
Heading the AL training staff will be Oakland A's head athletic trainer Nick Paparesta, who will be assisted by Tigers trainer Doug Teter and Jose Vazquez, who is the strength and conditioning coach for the Texas Rangers.
The NL training staff will be led by Marlins head athletic trainer Dustin Luepker and Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann, as well as Marlins strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill.
The players will be officiated by an All-Star umpiring crew of Joe West (home plate), Angel Hernandez (first base), Mark Carlson (second base), Chris Conroy (third base), Manny Gonzalez (left field) and Mike Estabrook (right field).
West, who will serve as the crew chief, recently became the third umpire to work 5,000 career games. He'll be working his third Midsummer Classic and second as crew chief.
Doug Eddings, a 19-year MLB umpiring veteran, will be based in the Replay Operations Center at MLB Advanced Media in New York during the game.
The Minor League Baseball umpires who will work the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game are Nate Tomlinson (home plate) of the Texas League; Erich Bacchus (first base) of the Eastern League; Jason Starkovich (second base) of the Pacific Coast League; and Skyler Shown (third base) of the Southern League. Starkovich and Shown also will be a part of Sunday's All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
The 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place Sunday at 4 p.m. ET at Marlins Park in Miami and can be viewed live on MLB Network and
The official scorers for the 2017 All-Star Game will be MLB's Miami-based scorer Ron Jernick, as well as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the vice president of the BBWAA. MLB official scorer Brennan McDonald will have scoring duties for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
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