Indians name Alomar first-base coach

Updated: November 17, 2009, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Sandy Alomar Jr.'s baseball career has brought him back home.

The Indians' popular former All-Star catcher has been hired by new Cleveland manager Manny Acta as the team's first-base coach. Alomar had spent the past two seasons as a catching instructor for the New York Mets. He will also mentor Cleveland's catchers.

"He's going to be huge overall for us," Acta said.

Alomar played 20 seasons in the majors -- 11 in Cleveland -- before retiring in 2007. While in New ...

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