Brosius hired by Mariners Triple-A affiliate team

Joe Stuart, For the Review

Former Wildcats baseball head coach Scott Brosius was hired by the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A minor league affiliate club the Tacoma Rainiers as the team’s hitting coach.

Brosius announced his leave from Linfield last spring, leaving the collegiate level in search of a position in professional baseball.

Brosius coached at Linfield, his alma mater, for 13 years, and was the head coach for eight years. Under Brosius, the program had a 270-96 record, while twice being named the USA Baseball coach of the year.

He also led the Wildcats to four regional championships and an NCAA Division III National Championship in 2014.

Before Brosius started his coaching career, he played 11 seasons of Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees.

Brosius won three World Series rings with New York, and was named the World Series MVP in 1998 following the Yankees four game sweep of the San Diego Padres.

He batted .257 with 141 home runs and 531 RBIs throughout his career. Following his collegiate career at Linfield, he was drafted in the 20th round by the Athletics.

His new job with the Rainiers is not the first time working with the minor league club, he played for them from 1991-1993, when the team was owned by Oakland.