Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Okay. Now the staff has been finalized

The Astros have hired Jamie Quirk as the bullpen coach. Alyson Footer notes that he spent 2009 as a scout for the Reds, and 2003-2008 as the Rockies' bench coach.

525 of Quirk's 741 career starts in the field were at catcher as he spent parts of 18 seasons with the Royals, Cardinals, White Sox, Indians, Yankees, A's, and Orioles.

"Jamie has a wealth of experience and comes highly recommended...He had a long playing career and spent 15 seasons as a Major League coach. He’s another solid addition to our staff."

Brad Mills:
"I'm excited to add such an experienced and knowledgeable coach like Jamie. He'll bring a lot to our club. Overall, I feel we have an outstanding big league coaching staff."