Expanded replay has Marlins expanding staff
JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins have added an extra coach to assist on the field, but mainly focus on expanded instant replay.
Pat Shine has been hired as Miami’s Major League administrative coach. During games, he will be in the video room with Cullen McRae, the club’s video coaching coordinator.
Technically, Shine will be the seventh coach on the staff. He will be in uniform pregame, assisting with batting practice.
Shine also will help out in the cages with hitting coach Frank Menechino.
But the biggest part of his job will be monitoring plays that could be challenged by instant replay.
Shine will be in communication with bench coach Rob Leary, relaying questionable plays.
The Marlins first Grapefruit League game with instant replay will be on Thursday against the Tigers in Lakeland. Shine will be on the trip.
– Joe Frisaro