S’ville resident Mallee to return as Marlins hitting coach
By John Burbridge | The Times
John Mallee of Schererville, center, will return to the Florida Marlins as their hitting coach after taking over midway through this season.
This past season, the hits just kept coming for the Florida Marlins. Except they weren’t the type hitting coach John Mallee and his team had hoped for. “We were dropping like flies,” Mallee said of the rash of injuries that decimated the Marlins during the year.
October 6, 2010 By Juan C. Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel
Edwin Rodriguez wasn’t the only Marlins staff member who received strong endorsements from players. Several hitters said they would love to continue their relationship with John Mallee.
The Marlins promoted Mallee from minor league hitting coordinator to replace Jim Presley, who in June was dismissed along with manager Fredi Gonzalez. With the exception of pitching coach Randy St. Claire, who is signed through 2011, Mallee and the rest of the coaches are in limbo until the Marlins hire a manager.
By Juan C. Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel
MIAMI GARDENS — Not even the Marlins’ coaching staff is immune to the rash of injuries that’s plagued the organization this year.
The Marlins were without two more uniformed personnel Monday as Emilio Bonifacio was scratched from the lineup with left hamstring tightness. In addition, hitting coach John Mallee is feared to have torn the biceps tendon off the bone when he bent down to pick up the pitching platform behind the “L” screen during batting practice.
July 13, 2010 BY GEORGE CASTLE Times Correspondent.
John Mallee isn’t going to big-time his young baseball pupils next winter when he trades his Florida Marlins uniform for that of his Indiana Shockers youth traveling team.
Why should things change just because the Schererville resident was promoted to hitting coach of the parent club after 8 ½ seasons as the Marlins’ minor-league hitting coordinator? Reaching the majors was his ultimate goal as a coach, but the Shockers are his baby as the owner.
New coaches familiar to organization
By Bailey Stephens / MLB.com | June 23, 2010
After the dismissal of Fredi Gonzalez and his staff, the Marlins restocked their ranks with a host of coaches from all levels of their system. Here’s a closer look at the backgrounds of the interim manager and coaches.Edwin Rodriguez, interim manager: Rodriguez is no stranger to the Marlins’ system and personnel in his eighth season with the organization. He has coached at nearly every level of the organization, most recently serving as the manager of Triple-A New Orleans since 2009. The Zephyrs were in third place in the Pacific Coast League’s South Division with a 33-37 record Wednesday. During his time in New Orleans, Rodriguez managed several current Marlins, including outfielders Chris Coghlan and Mike Stanton. His resume includes two years as manager of Class A Greensboro (2007-08) and two as manager of the Gulf Coast League Marlins (2005-06). Prior to managing, Rodriguez served as the hitting coach for the Double-A Carolina Mudcats.