St. Claire new pitching coach for Mets affiliate

Whitehall native Randy St. Claire is the new pitching coach of the Mets' Triple A affiliate in Las Vegas.

Whitehall native Randy St. Claire is the new pitching coach of the Mets’ Triple A affiliate in Las Vegas.

Randy St. Claire is headed to Las Vegas.

The Whitehall native was named the pitching coach of the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League on Monday. The 51s are a new affiliate of the New York Mets.

St. Claire, who has worked as a Major League pitching coach for the past decade, was fired last year by the Miami Marlins in a fire sale that saw most of the coaching staff let go and several of the team’s top players shipped elsewhere.

St. Claire has worked in professional baseball for more than three decades. He debuted with the Montreal Expos in 1984 and pitched for the Expos, Minnesota, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Toronto during a nine-year career.

He was hired as pitching coach of the Expos in 2003 and followed the team to Washington D.C. in 2005 before moving on to the Marlins job in 2010.

He reportedly received interested from the Boston Red Sox to become their next pitching coach, but they ultimately signed Juan Nieves.

The 51s are managed by former Met Wally Backman, with whom St. Claire played with in 1989.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Weekender – 03/27/15

Northshire Freepress – 03/27/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 03/27/15

North Country Freepress – 03/27/15

Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]