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Houston Astros Announce More Coaching Moves

The Houston Astros moved quickly in October to finalize their coaching staff and it appeared to be complete back then. However, yesterday the Astros announced that third base coach Eduardo Perez will be resigning from the team.

Why is Perez resigning? According to Brian McTaggart (, Perez decided he wanted to spend more time with his family, something he couldn’t do if he was with the Astros. Pat Listach, who was hired to coach first base, will move to third base.

The Astros hired Tarrik Brock to coach first base, and replace Perez. From McTaggart’s article;

Brock spent the past seven seasons as the Marlins’ Minor League outfield and baserunning coordinator and also spent part of 2010 as the big league club’s interim first-base coach. The 40-year-old worked with Astros manager Bo Porter from 2006-09 with the Marlins. Brock began his coaching career after playing 13 seasons in the Minors as an outfielder, including a brief Major League stint with the Cubs in 2000.

Earlier today, the Astros announced they have hired two former Astros to their minor league staffs.

If you have a Twitter account and have any interest in the Astros farm system, then Morgan Ensberg is a must follow. Ensberg always raves about his players on Twitter and interacts with them consistently. Both Ensberg and Everett have been known as being great professionals, and it wouldn’t shock me to see them coaching at the big-league level in the future.

Brian McTaggart wrote about the rest of the minor league staff.




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