MILWAUKEE -- Former All-Star catcher Ted Simmons was hired
as bench coach for the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, with Dale
Sveum returning to his role as third-base coach.
Sveum replaces Nick Leyva, who was let go at the end of the
Simmons, who played for Milwaukee and was a key member of the
Brewers' last postseason team in 1982, has worked in the front
office before but has never been a coach.
Simmons worked for St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and San
Diego from 1988-2007 in a variety of roles. He was the Pirates'
general manager from 1991-92 and vice president of baseball
operations for the Padres from 1999-2001.
Brewers manager Ned Yost backed up Simmons in the 1982 campaign,
and Simmons hit two home runs in the 1982 World Series.
Simmons played 21 major league seasons with St. Louis (1968-80),
Milwaukee (1981-85) and Atlanta (1988). An eight-time All-Star,
Simmons hit .285 with 248 home runs and 1,389 RBIs in 2,456 career