MESA, Ariz. (AP) Dave Stewart is again with the Oakland Athletics as a spring coaching teacher.
The 1989 World Sequence MVP for Oakland will spend the primary 5 days of camp working with pitcher.
Stewart received 20 or extra video games for 5 straight seasons. He was Arizona’s basic supervisor from September 2014 to October 2016.
”Feels proper. I wore this uniform for a very long time. I’m actually enthusiastic about having the chance to work with the pitchers,” Stewart stated as exercises started Wednesday. ”No matter I can do and provides them or speak about which will assist out, I’m actually wanting ahead to it. I’m excited.”
Requested concerning the absence of a veteran in his rotation, supervisor Bob Melvin joked Stewart was current.
”After I was introducing him as we speak, I used to be going to undergo all of the accolades, and I advised them this will take an hour,” Melvin stated. ”In all probability as fierce a competitor as ever has been on the mound. Definitely embraced being an Oakland Athletic. . He was about profitable, he was about being there for his workforce and that’s among the issues that we need to get throughout to our guys.”
Stewart wore his A’s cap low over his eyes and spoke calmly however with function, simply as he did in his taking part in days.
”I’m not the form of man that simply spills info for the sake of spilling it. It’s simply actually listening on the participant and watching the participant, after which serving to the place you possibly can assist,” he stated. ”This can be a younger ambiance generally. There are not any actual, for my part, veteran guys. So for a man like me, having the chance and the possibility to sit down down with younger youngsters which might be thirsty for data, it’s the very best state of affairs.”
Melvin hopes pitchers find out about mound presence from Stewart and achieve confidence.
”We really feel prefer it’s the right time to have him in camp,” Melvin stated.
Notes: Melvin stated he’s wanting ahead to seeing RHP Frankie Montas in camp, with the thought of constructing him as much as be a starter. ”We nonetheless really feel like Frankie has numerous upside. Final 12 months ended up being a reasonably troublesome 12 months for him,” Melvin stated. ”We really feel like we have now a bit bit extra depth within the bullpen, he’s been a starter earlier than that and positively has the stuff to be a high-end starter.”
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