DENVER –The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has named Mark Wiley as the club’s Director of Pitching Operations. Wiley will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s pitching efforts, from the draft preparation to the Minor League clubs and the Major League club.
Wiley, 64, returns to Colorado where he was a Special Assistant for Baseball Operations for the Rockies from 2006-07. He has spent the past five seasons as the Special Assistant to the General Manager (2010-12) and pitching coach (2008-09) for the Marlins.
Wiley has 43 seasons in professional baseball, including 20 as a player and Minor League coach, 17 as a Major League pitching coach and seven seasons in the front office. Wiley made his Major League coaching debut in 1987 under manager Cal Ripken, Sr. with the Baltimore Orioles. He served two stints as pitching coach for Cleveland, from 1988-91 and 1995-98. Following a three-year stint as the Indians special assignment scout, he returned as pitching coach for four more seasons. His playing career spanned 11 seasons in professional baseball, including two years in the Major Leagues, appearing with Minnesota in 1975 and San Diego and Toronto in 1978.