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Wednesday BP: J.P. Martinez named assistant pitching coach

The Giants have replaced Ethan Katz.

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Hello and happy Wednesday. There will be a new Community Prospect List to vote on this morning, so get in your final votes for the first one while you still can.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants made a personnel move, as they announced that J.P. Martinez had been hired as assistant pitching coach. Martinez will take the spot of Ethan Katz, who left the position to join Tony La Russa’s staff on the Chicago White Sox.

Martinez is 38, and had been employed as the Minnesota Twins assistant pitching coordinator since 2018. He’d spent more than six years working in the Twins Minor League system.

According to Martinez’s LinkedIn, he’s an “analytically-minded hard-worker and problem-solver with attention to detail.” He also speaks Spanish.

Welcome to the Giants, J.P.!

Old, random MCC article for you to read

Giving thanks for Giants-related things (Nov. 26, 2015 — Grant Brisbee)

Giants links

How many days until Opening Day?

There are 120 days until Opening Day.

Have a sensational Wednesday.