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Guardians Rent Kai Correa For Teaching Function


Former Giants bench coach and interim supervisor Kai Correa is becoming a member of the Guardians’ teaching workers, in keeping with FanSided’s Robert Murray and Jeff Younger (X hyperlink).  Correa’s particular function on workers isn’t but recognized, however he has previous ties to the group, working as an infield coach and defensive coordinator for Cleveland’s advanced league and short-season minor league groups in 2018-19.

From there, Correa joined the Giants because the bench coach and infield coordinator beneath new supervisor Gabe Kapler previous to the beginning of the 2020 marketing campaign.  When Kapler was fired late within the 2023 season, Correa stepped into managerial duties for San Francisco’s final three video games.  He interviewed for the full-time supervisor’s job after the season, however the Giants as an alternative opted for an skilled skipper in Bob Melvin.

This led to an inevitable shakeup of the Giants’ workers, with quite a lot of coaches (i.e. Bryan Worth, Matt Williams, Pat Burrell, Ryan Christenson) with lengthy histories with Melvin or with the San Francisco group all coming aboard.  In Christenson’s case, he took over the bench coach job, leaving Correa with out a function.

The 35-year-old Correa joins former San Francisco staffmate Craig Albernaz on the Guardians’ workers, as Albernaz is shifting from bullpen coach in San Francisco to a discipline coordinator function.  New Guards supervisor Stephen Vogt additionally has some previous Giants hyperlinks, as he was reportedly a candidate for the Giants’ managerial function earlier than the Padres formally let Melvin enter the image.  Vogt additionally performed for the Giants through the 2019 season, simply barely predating each Correa and Albernaz’s time on workers.

Each the bench coach and third base coach roles are open in Cleveland, after the departures of DeMarlo Hale and Mike Sarbaugh.  These seem to be apparent suits for Correa, although it’s also doable he may take a less-traditional title of infield coordinator or defensive coordinator, because it appears possible that his infield teaching expertise will once more be a part of his duties.



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