Mariners hire Acta as third-base coach

Mariners hire Acta as third-base coach

The Mariners named Manny Acta their new third-base coach Tuesday, adding the former manager to a reconstructed coaching staff under first-year skipper Scott Servais

Acta is currently in his third season as the general manager of the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League. The 46-year-old previously spent six seasons as a Major League manager with the Indians (2010-12) and Nationals (2007-09), and as a third-base coach for the Mets (2005-06) and Expos (2002-04).

Prior to that, Acta spent 10 years in the Astros' player-development system, including eight seasons as a Minor League manager. Now he joins a revamped coaching staff that includes Tim Bogar as bench coach, Edgar Martinez as hitting coach and Mel Stottlemyre as pitching coach.

"I believe Manny will be a great addition to our staff," Servais said in a statement. "I've known him for over 25 years, since we were teammates in 1989. His experience as a Major League third-base coach and manager, paired with his extensive player-development background, will be very valuable to me, and to our players, as we move forward."

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