With the Seattle Mariners, the personnel moves keep coming.
The latest occurred Friday morning when they created an opening on their 40-man roster by trading right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Ramirez, 25, struggled at Triple-A Tacoma and with the Mariners after arriving with outfielder Ramon Flores in a July 31 trade that sent outfielder Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees.
The Mariners also lost left-hander Edgar Olmos to the Chicago Cubs in a waiver claim after designating him for assignment on Wednesday to clear roster space due to the signing of free-agent reliever Justin De Fratus.
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Olmos, 25, split time last season between the Mariners and Tacoma after recovering from a shoulder injury. He gave up seven earned runs in 14 innings over six big-league outings, including two starts.
Ramirez allowed 13 earned runs in 13 innings in nine outings at Tacoma prior to a Sept. 1 recall to the big leagues, where he gave up six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in five appearances.
The Mariners have made six trades since the end of the season, including a Nov. 20 deal that sent Flores to Milwaukee for infielder Luis Sardinas.
By trading Ramirez to the Braves, the Mariners have one spot available on their 40-man roster, which they could use to select a player next week in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings.
It’s official: Pat Listach will return for a second season as the manager at Triple-A Tacoma after leading the Rainiers to a 68-76 record this year.
The Mariners confirmed plans to retain Listach while announcing their minor-league staffs for the 2016 season. The Rainiers will have a new hitting coach in Scott Brosius and a new pitching coach in Lance Painter.
Brosius’ hiring was previously reported. He spent the past 14 years at Linfield College, including the past eight as manager, after completing an 11-year career in the big leagues.
Painter shifts to Tacoma after spending the past two years as the pitching coach at Double-A Jackson. He is entering his 11th season in the organization.
▪ Long-time Rainiers manager Daren Brown, who spent part of the 2010 season as the Mariners’ interim manager, returns to the bench as the manager at Jackson. He spent the past two years as the minor-league bunting and base-running coordinator.
▪ Eddie Menchaca returns to Bakersfield as the manager of the organization’s Advanced-A affiliate for a third consecutive year.
▪ Lake Stevens grad Mitch Canham joins the organization as the manager at Single-A Clinton. Canham also played for Oregon State, which won the national championship in 2006-07.
▪ Rob Mummau is back for a second season as the manager at Short-A Everett. He is entering his 16th season in the organization. Moises Hernandez — Felix’s brother — will be the AquaSox’s pitching coach.
▪ Zac Livingston, a catcher in the Angels’ system for the past four seasons, begins his minor-league coaching career as the manager of the organization’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League.
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Here is the complete list for the Mariners’ minor-league coaching assignments. An asterisk denotes a new hire from last year.
Field Coordinator: Mike Micucci*
Coordinator, International Player Programs: David Macias*
Offensive Coordinator: Jack Howell
Special Assistant Coordinator: Alvin Davis
Defensive Coordinator: Dan Wilson
Pitching Coordinator: Rick Waits*
LA/Low-Level Pitching Coordinator: Carlos Chantres*
Infield Coordinator: Jim Pankovits
Outfield Coordinator: Brant Brown
Mental Skills Coach: Michael Gerson
Latin America Field Coordinator: Jose Moreno
Athletic Training Coordinator: Jimmy Southard
Assistant Athletic Training Coordinator: Ben Fraser
Latin Athletic Training Coordinator: Javier Alvidrez
Rehab Pitching Coordinator: Gary Wheelock
Performance Coordinator: Rob Fumagalli
Special Assistant, Player Development: Pete Harnisch*
Special Assistant, Player Development/Scouting: John Hester*
TRIPLE-A TACOMA RAINIERS
Manager: Pat Listach
Pitching Coach: Lance Painter
Coach: Scott Brosius*
Trainer: Tom Newberg
Performance Specialist: Derek Mendoza
DOUBLE-A JACKSON GENERALS
Manager: Daren Brown
Pitching Coach: Andrew Lorraine
Coach: Roy Howell
Trainer: BJ Downie
Performance Specialist: Aaron Reis
ADVANCED-A BAKERSFIELD BLAZE
Manager: Eddie Menchaca
Pitching Coach: Ethan Katz*
Coach: Max Venable
Trainer: Geoff Swanson
Performance Specialist: Andy Lyon
SINGLE-A CLINTON LUMBERKINGS
Manager: Mitch Canham*
Pitching Coach: Rich Dorman
Trainer: Matthew Corvo
Performance Specialist: Paul Howey
SHORT-A EVERETT AQUASOX
Manager: Rob Mummau
Pitching Coach: Moises Hernandez*
Coach: Brian Hunter
Trainer: Shane Zdebiak
Performance Specialist: TBD
ROOKIE PEORIA MARINERS
Manager: Zac Livingston*
Pitching Coach: Yoel Monzon*
Coach: Andy Bottin
Coach: James Lofton
Trainer: Randy Roetter
Performance Specialist: TBD
Clubhouse Manager: Isaac Ruiz
Clubhouse Assistant: Tony Gutierrez
Director of Dominican Administration: Martin Valerio
Manager: Jose Umbria
Manager: Russell Vasquez
Pitching Coach: Danielin Acevedo
Pitching Coach: Carlos Hernandez
Hitting Coach: Jose Guillen
Hitting Coach: Selwyn Langaigne
Infield Coach: Francisco Gerez
Infield Coach: Richard Paz
Performance Specialist: Alexander Pons
Trainer: Leonardo Santiago
Trainer: Jhonny Molina
Trainer: Luis Fermin