There was a report at the start of December that kind of flew under the radar, with Dean Treanor leaving his long-held position as the manager of the Indianapolis Indians to join the Miami Marlins as their bullpen coach. The report came from Joe Frisaro on MLB.com, although he said in the report that the Marlins haven’t confirmed the move. I reached out to Neal Huntington today, who confirmed that Treanor has moved on to the Marlins. He also offered the following statement:
“[Dean] is a long time baseball man and we are pleased for him that he has been added to the Marlins major league staff. He had a strong impact on our organization. We are appreciative of his time with the Pirates and wish him well with the Marlins.”
Treanor previously worked with the Marlins in the minors, most recently as the manager of their Triple-A affiliate from 2003-2008. He joined the Pirates in 2009 as the pitching coach for Altoona, and moved up to become the pitching coach in Indianapolis in 2010. He was the manager in Indianapolis from 2011-2016.
Treanor has been in minor league baseball in some coaching role since 1988, and from what I’ve seen, this is his first position with a big league coaching staff. No word yet on who the Pirates have chosen to replace him, or if they’ve made that decision. They also had another vacancy in Altoona created by the promotion of Joey Cora to the MLB staff. That vacancy was filled by promoting Mike Ryan from Bradenton, which still maintains a second vacancy in the system.