Tigers hire father of Erie outfielder

   November 2, 2012 4:31 pm    1

 

Now, whenever Bruce and Daniel Fields conduct one of their frequent baseball calls, it will be as members of the same organization.

Bruce Fields, who briefly played for the Detroit Tigers in 1986, has been hired by the 2012 American League champions to be their roving minor league hitting instructor for next season. That means he’s likely to show up at Jerry Uht Park to assist the Erie SeaWolves.

One of those SeaWolves could be Daniel Fields, his son. The outfielder played 29 games for them in 2012.

Bruce Fields, 52, was the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians this past summer. He was let go when the Tribe hired Terry Francona to be their manager.

— Mike Copper

The Eastern League experienced its first managerial change for 2013.

The Altoona Mirror has reported that P.J. Forbes is out after two seasons with the Curve. The franchise was 136-147 over that span, although the 2012 team finished with a winning record at 72-70.

 

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One Response to “Tigers hire father of Erie outfielder”

  1. Gary Kirchherr says:

    Mike, you glossed over the fact that Bruce Fields was the Indians’ hitting coach only HALF the summer. He was brought in after the team’s highly publicized and controversial sacking of Jon Nunnally in mid-June. Many critics said Nunnally was a scapegoat for Cleveland’s collapse, which by then was well under way. In any event, I didn’t realize Fields’ son was and is with the SeaWolves.

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