Hentgen returns as Jays bullpen coach

Former Cy Young award winner Pat Hentgen will return to the Blue Jays as the bullpen coach. It's a...

Former Cy Young award winner Pat Hentgen will return to the Blue Jays as the bullpen coach. It's a position Hentgen held in 2011. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:23 PM ET

He volunteered for and was turned down for the manager’s job.

Yet, no hard feelings.

Former Cy Young award winner Pat Hentgen will return to the Blue Jays as the bullpen coach on John Gibbons’ staff. It’s a position Hentgen held in 2011, John Farrell’s rookie season.

Hentgen, 44, joins next year’s staff of bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, hitting coach Chad Mottola, third base coach Luis Rivera and first base coach Dwayne Murphy.

A Jays ambassador and special assistant to the organization for eight of the previous nine years, Hentgen won the 1996 Cy Young award and pitched 10 seasons with the Jays, including the 1992-93 World Series years.


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