Andy Van Slyke is the new first base coach. He is a former slugging outfielder for the Pirates.
His last major league gig was as the first base coach for the Tigers. That ended, however, in 2009.
He was in the Show from 1983-1995. I don’t have too much to say about him at this point aside from the fact that he has worked with McClendon previously in Detroit. And, even at 53, he has a pretty impressive pensive look (see above).
Van Slyke replaces the windy city bound Mike Brumley.