Dorman named pitching coach for Class A AquaSox

EVERETT, Wash. — Medford native Rich Dorman has been named pitching coach of the Everett AquaSox, the Class A club announced Friday.

Dorman, 30, is currently signed to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners but is officially on the disabled list. He will serve as pitching coach as he rehabilitates from right shoulder surgery.

"This is a great opportunity for us to use his experience and knowledge of pitching," Mariners director of minor league operations Pedro Grifol said in a press release. "AquaSox young pitchers can learn a lot from him."

Dorman has spent nine seasons in the minor leagues, most recently splitting time in 2008 with Triple-A Tacoma and Double-A West Tennessee, where he combined to go 9-6 with a 3.26 ERA. In 217 career minor league games, including 128 starts, Dorman has a record of 52-43 and a 3.80 ERA.

Last year, Dorman was a recipient of the prestigious Ellis Award, which annually recognizes community involvement by players in the Mariners' minor league system.

The Northwest League season is scheduled to begin June 20.

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