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Royals name Tony Tijerina Minor League Field Coordinator and Mark Davis Minor League Pitching Coordinator
The Kansas City Royals have named Tony Tijerina as the club’s Minor League Field Coordinator and Mark Davis as Minor League Pitching Coordinator. Tijerina replaces Doug Sisson, who was named to the Royals’ Major League staff as the first base coach on October 21.
Tijerina joined the Royals organization in 2007 as the manager for Double-A Wichita. The past three seasons he served as Kansas City’s assistant minor league field coordinator and catching coordinator. Prior to joining the Royals, the Texas Tech University alum spent 16 seasons with the New York Mets, the first six as a catcher in the minor leagues after being drafted in the 13th round in 1991. Tijerina then worked 10 years in the Mets system, the final two campaigns in 2005 and 2006 as the club’s minor league field coordinator. Tijerina resides in Newark Valley, N.Y., with his wife, Linda, and daughter, Lauren.
Davis, the 1989 National League Cy Young award winner with the San Diego Padres, has served the Royals as the rookie league pitching coach at Surprise from 2006-2010. He was honored with the 2009 Dick Howser Award, presented to a player development associate for outstanding contributions to the organization. Prior to joining the Kansas City organization, he had worked as a coach in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization since 1999 including serving as the Major League pitching coach for the final half of 2004 and the entire 2005 season. A 16-year Major League veteran, Davis posted a 51-84 record and a 4.17 ERA with 96 saves, pitching for the Royals from 1990-1992. He resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Candy. The couple has two daughters and two sons.
Bill Fischer will now serve as the organization’s Senior Pitching Advisor. 2011 will be Fischer’s 64th year in professional baseball.
The Royals have finalized the club’s 2011 Major League coaching staff by naming Doug Sisson as first base coach. Sisson will replace Rusty Kuntz who was named as Special Assistant to General Manager/Player Development on September 15. The remainder of the 2010 staff will remain intact for next season.
Sisson has spent the past three seasons as the Royals’ Minor League Field Coordinator. He began his coaching career in 1991 and has made minor league managerial stops in the Rangers, Expos and Angels organizations. Sisson joined Kansas City prior to the 2008 campaign after a successful two-year stint as associate head coach for the University of Georgia baseball team, which advanced to the College World Series in 2006. Sisson and his wife, Crickett, have two daughters, Tori and Delaney, and reside in Athens, Ga.
2011 Kansas City Royals Coaching Staff:
Manager – Ned Yost, Bench Coach – John Gibbons, Pitching Coach – Bob McClure, Hitting Coach – Kevin Seitzer, First Base Coach – Doug Sisson, Third Base Coach – Eddie Rodriguez, Bullpen Coach – Steve Foster.