Former Tiger Maroth Named Lakeland Pitching Coach

By Editorial Staff

Earlier this week the Detroit Tigers announced that former Detroit Tiger Mike Maroth would be the pitching coach for the Advanced-A Lakeland Flying Tigers next season. He replaces Joe Coleman, who was let go a few weeks ago. The former Tiger Maroth is perhaps best known for his 2003 season in which he finished the year 8-21. In fact, he remains the last man to lose at least 20 games in a single season. A series of unfortunate elbow injuries finally forced him to end his comeback attempt last winter. Maroth finished his six year career with a 50-67 record and a 5.05 ERA.

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski had this to say about Maroth on,

"“We’re thrilled that he’s with us, because I think Mike is not only a knowledgeable baseball person, but he’s also a quality human being,” team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “He’s the type of people you want in your organization, and he used to be a Tiger, too. So when you [have] that combination, it’s great.”"

The Central Florida resident Maroth will begin his first pro coaching job next spring in Advanced-A Lakeland.

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