The Lakewood BlueClaws, the Philadelphia Phillies’ Single-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, have named former major league pitcher Aaron Fultz as the team’s pitching coach.
Fultz was a member of the short-season Williamsport Crosscutters’ coaching staff in 2012. He pitched in the major leagues during eight seasons, playing for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians. In 2008, Fultz spent most of the season with the Somerset Patriots in the independent Atlantic League, compiling a 5-5 record with a 4.00 ERA in 16 games (10 starts).
In 2009, Fultz appeared in six games with the Newark Bears, who were part of the Atlantic League at the time. Though I went to about around 70 Bears games that year, I have no recollection of him pitching for Newark.
The BlueClaws also announced that former Phillies infielder Mickey Morandini will return as the team’s manager and organization veteran Greg Legg will return as the hitting coach.