Rockies Manager Bud Black named coach for NL in All-Star Game
Ted Barrett, a 20-year Major League umpire, will call balls and strikes and will serve as the Crew Chief at Baseball’s 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 17th at Nationals Park in
Barrett will work his second Midsummer Classic following his 2007 assignment at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. He has worked three World Series, eight League Championship Series, eight Division Series and four Wild Card Games, and his 100 career Postseason games are tied for seventh-most all-time. Barrett’s crew will include Jim Reynolds (first base), Alfonso Marquez (second base), Andy Fletcher (third base), Mike Muchlinski (left field) and Cory Blaser (right field). This will mark the second career All-Star assignment for Reynolds (2004), Marquez (2006) and Fletcher (2005), and the first for Muchlinski and Blaser. The Replay Official who will be based in the Replay Operations Center at MLB Advanced Media during the 2018 All-Star Game will be Marvin Hudson, a 20-year Major League Umpire. Hudson worked the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston.
The Minor League Baseball Umpires who will work the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game are Malachi Moore (home plate) of the Texas League, who is a product of the umpiring program at the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, California; Venezuelan native Edwin Moscoso (first base) of the Southern League; Kyle McCrady (second base) of the Texas League; and John Mang (third base) of the Eastern League. All four umpires will be on the field for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16th. Moscoso and McCrady also will be a part of Sunday’s All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
National League All-Star manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers has invited manager Dave Martinez of the host Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black to join his NL staff. Martinez, who played 16 seasons in the Majors, is in his first season at the helm of the Nationals. As Joe Maddon’s bench coach, he served on the AL coaching staff at the 2009 Midsummer Classic in St. Louis and on the NL coaching staff at last year’s All-Star Game in Miami. Black, who played parts of 15 seasons in the Majors, was invited to coach on Clint Hurdle’s staff at the 2008 Midsummer Classic at Yankee Stadium and on Charlie Manuel’s staff at the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim. In addition, Black was part of Mike Scioscia’s Angels’ coaching staff at the 2003 Midsummer Classic in Chicago. Roberts’ Dodgers staff – including assistant hitting coach Brant Brown, bench coach Bob Geren, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach George Lombard, assistant hitting coach Luis Ortiz, bullpen coach Mark Prior, hitting coach Turner Ward and third base coach Chris Woodward – also will coach the NL. Paul Lessard, director of athletic training for the Nationals, Paul Navarro, assistant athletic trainer of the San Diego Padres, and Pete Prinzi, strength and conditioning coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, will tend to the NL All-Stars.
American League All-Star Manager AJ Hinch of the Houston Astros has invited manager Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays to join his AL staff, as well as Rich Dauer, who served as first base coach of the Astros during the Club’s 2017 World Series-winning season. Dauer, who spent 10 seasons in the Majors as a player and 19 seasons as a coach, has made a full recovery after undergoing emergency brain surgery for an acute subdural hematoma following the team’s celebration parade last November. Cash, who is in his fourth season at the helm of the Rays, will make his second consecutive trip to the Midsummer Classic after joining Terry Francona’s staff in Miami last year. Hinch’s Astros staff – including second hitting coach Jeff Albert, first base coach Alex Cintron, bench coach Joe Espada, hitting coach Dave Hudgens, third base coach Gary Pettis, pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Doug White – will also work with the AL All-Stars. Steve Donohue, head athletic trainer of the New York Yankees, Kyle Turner, assistant athletic trainer of the Kansas City Royals, and James Clifford, Major League performance specialist for the Seattle Mariners, will round out the AL staff.
The official scorer for the 2018 All-Star Game will be MLB’s Washington, DC-based scorer Ben Trittipoe. MLB DC-based official scorer Dennis Hetrick will have scoring duties for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park (July 17th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 16th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 15th), GEICO All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (July 13th-17th), and PLAY BALL Park at The Yards (July 13th-17th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city. The 89th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit www.allstargame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.