Charlie Nagy doesn’t have details yet, but he’s thrilled at the prospect of being back with the Indians in an unspecified role that begins next month in spring training.
Nagy,46, happily revealed his return to the organization he spent 13 of his 14-year career with during Saturday’s Tribe Fest at Progressive Field.
“A role will be defined at some point in spring training on what I’m going to do during the season,” said Nagy, a three-time All-Star who won a career-best 17 games for the Indians three times. “I told the Indians I’d do anything they need – rub balls and catch bullpens – whatever.”
Nagy was fired in October after three seasons as the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach. However, in that role he learned how much that he enjoyed teaching the finer points of his craft to major league baseball’s young hurlers.
“It’s baseball,” said Nagy, who won 129 career games – all with the Tribe between 1990-2002. “(I enjoy) getting to work with the kids, teaching and still being a part of the game. It’s what I know. It’s what I love to do.”