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Bundy, Urgelles not returning to Marlins' staff

Miami expected to retain majority of coaches in 2018
MLB.com @JoeFrisaro

MIAMI -- The Marlins are expected to retain continuity on manager Don Mattingly's coaching staff in 2018, but there will be at least two changes. Outfield/baserunning coach Lorenzo Bundy and bullpen coordinator Jeff Urgelles have been informed that they will not be renewed for next season.

The rest of the staff -- including third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez, who interviewed for the Tigers managerial post -- is expected to return. That could still change, however, depending on openings that may develop with other organizations.

MIAMI -- The Marlins are expected to retain continuity on manager Don Mattingly's coaching staff in 2018, but there will be at least two changes. Outfield/baserunning coach Lorenzo Bundy and bullpen coordinator Jeff Urgelles have been informed that they will not be renewed for next season.

The rest of the staff -- including third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez, who interviewed for the Tigers managerial post -- is expected to return. That could still change, however, depending on openings that may develop with other organizations.

Mattingly, under contract the next two seasons, is expected to have a staff that includes bench coach Tim Wallach, pitching coach Juan Nieves, bullpen coach Dean Treanor, hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino, infield/first-base coach Perry Hill and catching coach Brian Schneider. Ed Lucas also is expected to return as administrative coach, which handles replay reviews.

The Marlins finished 77-85 in Mattingly's second season.

The squad got off to a slow start, and it was 15-28 on May 21. But it turned things around and improved to 66-63 on Aug. 27 before the pitching struggled in the final month.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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