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Mariners get their third base coach - Bruce Hines

And then there was only one vacancy.

Bruce Hines, a 52-year-old veteran coach, has been hired as the Seattle Mariners third base coach – the fifth member of manager Don Wakamatsu's first big-league staff.

For the past three years, Hines had been the minor league field coordinator for the Angels, in charge of outfield, base-running and bunting instruction.

A long-time minor league manager and coach, Hines all but completes the Mainers new staff. The only job left: batting coach.