Former Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen is coming back to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Hentgen, 41, who in 1996 became the first Blue Jays player in franchise history to get selected as the top pitcher in the American League, has agreed to become the team's new bullpen coach.
Hentgen was one of three newcomers who will be added to the coaching staff of new manager John Farrell for the 2010 Major League Baseball season the Blue Jays announced on Monday.
Joining Hentgen on Farrell's staff will be Don Wakamatsu, the former manager of the Seattle Mariners who will replace Nick Leyva as the Toronto bench coach; and Torey Lovullo, who will take over from Omar Malave as the new first base coach.
The Blue Jays also said Dwayne Murphy will return in his capacity as Toronto's hitting coach.
The Blue Jays previously confirmed Bruce Walton will return as the Toronto pitching coach along with Brian Butterfield, who will coach third base.
Lovullo, 46, joins the Blue Jays after completing his ninth season as a minor league manager, most recently with Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.
Hentgen will make his coaching debut with Toronto after a stellar 14-year playing career that included 10 seasons in a Blue Jays uniform.
In 1996 the right-hander posted a 20-10 record with a 3.22 earned-run-average to capture the first Cy Young Award in Blue Jays history.
He will take over as the bullpen coach in place of Rick Langford.
It wasn't immediately known what the future holds for Langford, Leyva or Malave.
When Farrell was named the new Toronto manager last month general manager Alex Anthopoulos said there would be positions in the Blue Jays organization for any of the coaches who did not stick with the big league club.Report Typo/Error
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