Lee Tunnell, 51, begins his fourth season in the Brewers organization as pitching coordinator.
Prior to his current role, Tunnell spent three seasons with the Cincinnati Reds as bullpen coach (2006) and as a pro scout (2007-08). Tunnell was also with the Texas Rangers organization for nine seasons (1997-2005). He served as a pitching coach for seven seasons and as pitching coordinator for two seasons (2003-04). He was the pitching coach at Triple-A Oklahoma from 1999-2002 and during the 2005 season. He also was the pitching coach at Class-A Charlotte (1998) after making his coaching debut at Rookie Pulaski in 1997.
Tunnell pitched six seasons in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh (1982-85), St. Louis (1987) and Minnesota (1989), going 22-28 with a 4.23 ERA and one save in 132 career games (66 starts). He was a member of the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1987, making two relief appearances in the World Series while posting a 2.08 ERA in 4 1/3 innings.
He played in Japan from 1991-93 and spent the end of his career in the Minor Leagues with Colorado in 1994 and with Detroit in 1995.
Originally selected in the second round of the 1981 Draft, Tunnell played three years at Baylor University and also attended Liberty College (Va.).
Lee and his wife, Bea, reside in Oklahoma City. They have four children and one grandson.