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, 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.

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  1. I’m happy for him. He’ll get to wear a major league uniform. It will be interesting to see who Huntington fills the two slots with. Both are important as they’re in the upper minors where kids are starting to show what they’re worth.

  2. Seems he did a good job.
    From what I understand he and Hurdle had
    a good relationship and conversed regularly.

    Will he be hard to replace?

    From what we have learned from Tim, the move
    from Bradenton to Altoona is a natural for the
    Pirates system as coaches at the lower levels
    seem to do this and follow players if they are good.

    It does seem to add to the list of folks who
    have left the Pirates system this year.

  3. So the Pirates got Trevor Williams as compensation for the Marlins bringing Jim Benedict into their Organization…Is this compensation to the Marlins for not playing 2 games in Puerto Rico this past season?

    • And, at age 69 I thought after the season ended, it would have been a great time for him to retire and then for the Pirates to promote Cora to that AAA job. The Pirates realized the value of Cora and jumped him over Treanor to the MLB Club.

      I still hold out hope that the Pirates are going to bring up Kevin Riggs (Hitting Coach) and Justin Meccage (Pitching Assistant to Ray Searage) who both coached with Cora at AA.

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