CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are mourning the loss of Special Assistant Tim Tolman, who died Thursday at his home in Tucson at the age of 65, the team announced.
During his time with the Tribe, Tolman served as a special assistant, adviser, field coordinator, and major league bench coach.
Tolman also spent time in player development and scouting for the Houston Astros as well as the coordinator of instruction for the Seattle Mariners and the third base coach for the Washington Nationals.
Before Tolman began his career working in Major League Baseball, he played in the league. Drafted by the Astros in 1978, Tolman, an outfielder, went on to play seven major league seasons with both the Astros and the Detroit Tigers, never committing a fielding error in that time.
"Tim was a friend and mentor to many throughout the organization," the Tribe said in a statement. "Tim’s wisdom, quick wit, and ability to connect with others will be truly missed."
Tolman is survived by his wife Christy, and their sons Andrew and Casey.
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