Brewers Hire Henderson, Erickson To Big League Coaching Staff

The Milwaukee Brewers have officially made changes to their big league coaching staff, and they were the expected ones.

It was reported about a week ago that Brewers bullpen coach Steve Karsay was going to be stepping down from his role to spend more time with his family. Immediately, Brewers Triple-A pitching coach and former closer Jim Henderson became the obvious candidate for the open position.

Also, it was reported at the time the Brewers were considering High-A Wisconsin’s manager Matt Erickson for a role on the coaching staff.

Now, both men have been hired.

The Brewers today announce the additions of Jim Henderson as bullpen coach, Matt Erickson as infield and assistant hitting coach and Daniel Vega as assistant strength and conditioning specialist.

— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) January 18, 2022

Jim Henderson, 39, has been a pitching coach in the organization for the past four years, and spent the last two in Triple-A. His experience pitching out of the bullpen in a Brewers uniform should be extremely valuable in his new role in Milwaukee.

Matt Erickson, 46, had a cup of coffee with Milwaukee in 2004 and has been a coach or manager for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers since 2009. Erickson, a former utility infielder, will also be the Brewers infield coach, which makes sense. It’s been reported by MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy that Erickson’s job priority will be as infield coach over being assistant hitting coach. Given the Brewers…

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