Chuck Hernandez is making his triumphant return to the big leagues…
The 52-year-old Latino baseball coach has been hired as the pitching coach for the Miami Marlins by the team’s new manager Mike Redmond.
Hernandez has spent the past two years as an assistant coach at the University of South Florida. He previously served as the pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers in 2006-08 and for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2004-05.
Hernandez was a pitcher in the minor leagues from 1979-83, before a broken arm ended his professional pitching career.
The rest of Redmond’s staff includes hitting coach Tino Martinez, first base coach Perry Hill, third base coach Joe Espada, and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius.