Brewers name Simmons bench coach

Oct 30, 2007 - 2:23 PM MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday named Ted Simmons as their new bench coach.

Simmons, a former catcher for the Brewers, has spent nearly 20 years in baseball front offices but has never previously held a coaching role. He has worked for St. Louis as director of player development, Pittsburgh as general manager, and Cleveland as a scout and assistant GM.

Simmons, 58, spent the last nine years with San Diego, first as vice president of baseball operations and then as a scout and assistant general manager.

"Ted has worn many hats and has seen the game from many different perspectives," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said. "He has been asked to take his energy, wisdom and knowledge of how to play winning baseball to the dugout and field."

Simmons' arrival sees Dale Sveum move from the bench to third-base coach, which has been vacated by Nick Leyva, who will not return.






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