Chambliss won't return as Mariners hitting coach
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seattle Mariners hitting coach Chris Chambliss will not return for the 2013 season.
Chambliss spent two seasons with the Mariners. A two-time World Series winner as a player with the New York Yankees, he was also on the staff of four World Series champions as Yankees hitting coach from 1996-2000.
"We will begin an immediate search for a new hitting coach," said Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik. "On behalf of the Mariners organization, I want to thank Chris for all of his hard work and dedication over the past two seasons."
The 63-year-old former first baseman was also hitting coach for the Cardinals (1993-95), Mets (2002) and Reds (2004-06).
The remainder of the Mariners staff -- bench coach Robby Thompson, pitching coach Carl Willis, first base coach Mike Brumley, third base coach Jeff Datz, bullpen coach Jaime Navarro and bullpen catcher Jason Phillips -- will return with manager Eric Wedge in 2013.
10/04 14:28:01 ET