From Paul Braverman & Darrell Henry

More Chris Hoiles news, he’s back with the O’s

Last week we reported that Jim Seip reported that Roch Kubatko reported that former Revolution manager Chris Hoiles was interested in returning to the Orioles organization in any coaching capacity.  After spending a decade with the O’s as their primary catcher, it appears that request has been honored.  MASN’s Kubatko is reporting that Hoiles will be joining the Orioles in Sarasota for spring training next month, where he’ll be a special instructor.  No word yet on whether that may translate into a minor league coaching job this season or in the future.  Hoiles did re-locate to York County from his native Ohio, and lives in Spring Grove.  He wouldn’t be too far from home and family if he were to work with one of Baltimore’s lower affiliates in Maryland, Aberdeen (Short-A, New York-Penn League), Delmarva in Salisbury, MD (Low-A, South Atlantic League) or Frederick (High-A, Carolina League).   

So good for him, Chris is a good guy.  But the real reason for this entry is the excuse to post this AWESOME picture from Hoiles’ early days with the O’s.  You’re welcome York.

-Paul Braverman

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