Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:09:51 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates minor league field coordinator Brad Fischer has been added to the team's major league coaching staff. First base coach Rick Sofield will be the third base coach in 2015, while third base coach Nick Leyva will now be the first base coach.
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:42:14 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva was not able to coach Thursday, June 30, because of back pain. First base coach Luis Silverio took over as third base coach and coach Mark Strittmatter took Silverio's place.
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:12:37 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates hired Nick Leyva as their new third base coach Wednesday, Nov. 24, according to The Associated Press. Leyva will also coach the infielders. Pitching coach Ray Searage and bench coach Jeff Banister were retained. Gregg Ritchie has been promoted to the major league staff. Luis Silverio will be the team's first base coach and Euclides Rojas will serve as the bullpen coach.
Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:52:40 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to hire Nick Leyva as their new bench coach, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:08:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield could still be a candidate for the team's managerial opening, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. The Canadian Press reports that bench coach Nick Leyva is out of the running.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 10:32:16 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have already interviewed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bench coach Ron Roenicke, minor league manager Luis Rivera, bench coach Nick Leyva and third base coach Brian Butterfield for their managerial opening, according to the Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott. The team could also ask New York Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson to interview when the Yankees' season concludes.
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:54:40 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield and bench coach Nick Leyva are both interested in becoming the team's next manager when manager Cito Gaston retires after this year, according to The Associated Press. Hitting coach Dwayne Murphy said he is not interested in the job.
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:41:59 -0700
MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports that Toronto Blue Jays coaches Brian Butterfield and Nick Leyva have switched positions. Butterfield, who served as the bench coach last season, will now coach third base, while Leyva, who was the third base coach last year, will become the bench coach. "Nick and I have been around each other a long time," manager Cito Gaston said. "We're just a little bit more on board with each other and I know Nick a little bit better than I know Butterfield. Butter does a good job there ... he works hard. I just thought it would be better for myself if Nick was my bench coach."
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:05:22 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to two-year extensions with pitching coach Brad Arnsberg, bench coach Brian Butterfield, third base coach Nick Leyva, first base coach Dwayne Murphy, hitting coach Gene Tenace and bullpen coach Bruce Walton.