Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is heading to the All-Star Game as a coach for the second time in his career after being appointed to the American League staff by Kansas City manager Ned Yost.
Major League Baseball announced the coaching staffs on Thursday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.
Houston manager A.J. Hinch will join McClendon on the AL staff along with members from Yost’s staff in Kansas City, which includes former Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, who is the Royals’ bench coach.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy appointed Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly and Cincinnati manager Bryan Price to the National League staff. Price was the Mariners’ pitching coach from 2000-05.
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McClendon previously served as a National League coach in 2003 under Chicago manager Dusty Baker. McClendon was Pittsburgh’s manager at the time.
Yost and Bochy are serving as All-Star managers because they led their clubs last year to the World Series.
The only other Mariners manager to serve as an All-Star coach was Lou Piniella in 2000 and 2001.