Indians Roster & Staff

Brian Sweeney #85

Managerial/Coaching Career

Beginning his second season as Major League Coach...Joined the Indians organization after three seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies Player Development system, spending the 2016 and 2017 seasons as the Pitching Coach for the Class-A Lakewood BlueClaws...Spent 2015 as a coach for the Gulf Coast League Phillies (Rookie), his first year as a coach at the professional level. 


Was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1996 out of the independent Heartland League and spent eight years in their minor league system before making his Major League debut in 2003...Pitched in 73 Major League games and went 4-2 with two saves and a 3.38 ERA between the Mariners (2003 & 2010) and San Diego Padres (2004 & 2006)...Spent three years in Japan pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters, 2007-09...Overall pitched professionally for 18 seasons from 1996-2013...Played for Team Italy in the 2013 WBC (4 games, 2.70 ERA, 1ER, 3.1IP) and was the Pitching Coach for the Italian squad in the 2017 tournament. 


Full name BRIAN EDWARD SWEENEY…Wife, Connie, owns a dance studio in Clifton Park...Daughter, Ava, attends New Paltz University and Mia, 15, is a competitive dancer...Has a BS in biology from Mercy College, where he attended from 1993-96, earning East Coast Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year as a junior...Graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY in 1992...Is a volunteer fireman in the offseason in Clifton Park, NY.