Jamie Quirk Named New Houston Astros Bullpen Coach

Denton Ramsey@DentonRamseySenior Analyst INovember 4, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 14: Jamie Quirk of the Colorado Rockies warms up his team during batting practice for the 2008 MLB All-Star game at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros have named Jamie Quirk their new bullpen coach, according to senior director of digital media Alyson Footer.

Quirk was the bench coach for the Colorado Rockies from 2003-08 before joining the Cincinnati Reds last season as a scout.

“Jamie has a wealth of experience and comes highly recommended,” Astros general manager Ed Wade told Footer on Wednesday, Nov. 4. “He had a long playing career and spent 15 seasons as a Major League coach. He’s another solid addition to our staff.”

New skipper Brad Mills is excited about the latest hire as well, with Quirk also having experience with the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers.

“I’m excited to add such an experienced and knowledgeable coach like Jamie,” Mills told MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. “He’ll bring a lot to our club. Overall, I feel we have an outstanding big league coaching staff.”

The Houston Astros' 2010 field staff (in addition to Mills and Quirk) is now set with Al Pedrique as the bench coach, Sean Berry returning as the hitting coach, Brad Arnsberg as the pitching coach, Dave Clark returning as the third base coach, and Bobby Meacham as the first base coach.

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com.

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