Staff finalized with hitting coach Rabelo

Staff finalized with hitting coach Rabelo

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates finalized their 2020 coaching staff Tuesday, one month to the day after they started the hiring process by signing Don Kelly as bench coach. And like Kelly, the Pirates' final addition to their staff comes from the Tigers.

Mike Rabelo, who has spent the last six years as a minor-league manager in the Tigers’ system, has been hired as the assistant hitting coach. General manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.

Rabelo, 39, spent last year managing their Double-A affiliate, the Erie SeaWolves.

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