The Detroit Tigers today named Omar Vizquel, Mick Billmeyer and Wally Joyner to the club’s coaching staff. Vizquel will join the staff as first base/infield/baserunning coach, Billmeyer as the bullpen coach and Joyner as the hitting coach. Martin will join the Tigers as the club’s defensive coordinator.
Vizquel joins the staff after serving as the roving infield instructor in the Angels minor league system for one season.
Billmeyer joins the Tigers after one season as the Philadelphia Phillies catching coach.
Joyner comes to the Tigers after serving as the Phillies assistant hitting coach for one season.
The Tigers will continue the club’s search for an assistant hitting coach to finalize the staff.