Report: Pirates Set to Hire Radley Haddad as an Assistant Coach
UPDATE: According to Alex Stumpf, the Pirates will keep Mike Rabelo as the fielding coordinator and bring Haddad on as a “Game Planning and Strategies Coach.”
Radley Haddad, who had been with Yankees over the last five years as a coaching assistant and bullpen catcher, is joining the Pirates' coaching staff as the Game Planning and Strategy coach, per source.
Mike Rabelo will retain field coordinator duties in addition to coaching 3rd
— Alex Stumpf (@AlexJStumpf) November 29, 2021
According to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the Pirates intend to hire Radley Haddad as their fielding coordinator.
Per sources: Pirates to hire Radley Haddad to replace Mike Rabelo (now 3B coach) as major league field coordinator.
Haddad spent past 5 years as Yankees’ coaching assistant/bullpen catcher. Played 4 minor league seasons w/NYY. Graduated from Butler w/finance degree in ’13.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) November 29, 2021
Haddad will replace the current Pirate third-base coach Mike Rabelo in the fielding coordinator role. Over the past five years, Haddad was in the Yankees organization filling numerous roles, including the bullpen catcher.
If the name Haddad sounds familiar to you minor league fans, he played four years in the Yankees organization as a catcher. He only appeared in 93 plate appearances and made it as high as Double-A.