Four Potential Coaching Staff Replacements For The Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking for two new additions to their coaching staff this offseason. So, who are potential replacements?
Over the weekend the Pittsburgh Pirates announced two changes to their Major League coaching staff. The team announced that third base coach Rick Sofield had been let go. Meanwhile, first base coach Nick Leyva has been re-assigned within the organization.
On top of being the third base coach, Sofield was also the Pirates’ outfield and base running coach. Meanwhile, Leyva handled infield duties in addition to being the first base coach. Under the coaching of Sofield the Pirates’ outfield defense and base running had both struggled in recent years, especially in 2016.
It is now time for the Pittsburgh Pirates to begin to focus on potential replacements for Rick Sofield and Nick Leyva. I am going to take a look at four potential replacements for Sofield and Leyva. These four men are guys that I personally would like to see the Pirates pursue, not necessarily coaches who I believe the Pirates will consider.