Mike Sarbaugh

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James Michael Sarbaugh

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Sarbaugh played six seasons in the minors before becoming a minor league coach. He played for the Helena Brewers in 1989, then in the Cleveland Indians' chain from 1990 to 1994.

Sarbaugh was hitting coach for the Kinston Indians in 1995, Columbus RedStixx in 1996 and 1997, Kinston again in 1998-1999, and the Akron Aeros in 2000-2003.

In 2004, he was the manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the next season he led the Lake County Captains. In 2006, he became skipper of the Kinston Indians of the Carolina League. Sarbaugh then managed the Akron Aeros of the AA Eastern League in 2008.

Sarbaugh has won a Carolina League championship as a player (1991), a coach (1995), and as a manager (2006) - all with Kinston. In 2013, he was appointed first base coach of the Cleveland Indians. He then served as third base coach starting in 2014 until midway through the 2021 season, when he was named bench coach in place of DeMarlo Hale, who had been named the team's interim manager due to Terry Francona's health issues. He returned to coaching third base in 2022.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2004 Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York-Penn League 42-34 4th Cleveland Indians League Champs
2005 Lake County Captains South Atlantic League 72-66 6th (t) Cleveland Indians
2006 Kinston Indians Carolina League 85-54 Cleveland Indians League Champs
2007 Kinston Indians Carolina League 87-52 1st Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
2008 Akron Aeros Eastern League 80-62 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
2009 Akron Aeros Eastern League 89-53 1st Cleveland Indians League Champs
2010 Columbus Clippers International League 79-65 4th Cleveland Indians League Champs
2011 Columbus Clippers International League 88-56 1st Cleveland Indians League Champs
2012 Columbus Clippers International League 75-69 6th Cleveland Indians

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