Ed Sedar’s 19-season run as an instructor and Major League coach for the Brewers came to an end Monday when he was named the Houston Astros’ new Minor League outfield/baserunning instructor.
Sedar, 49, had been the first-base coach for the Brewers for the past four seasons and had worked in Milwaukee’s Minor League system since 1992 in several capacities, including as outfield and baserunning coordinator, field coordinator and rookie league manager. He was named the 2003 Pioneer League Manager of the Year after leading Helena to a league-best 48-28 mark.
“Ed is a quality teacher who brings passion and experience to his role as our outfield/baserunning instructor,” Astros director of player development Fred Nelson said in announcing the appointment.
Sedar, a former outfielder, played eight seasons (1981-88) in the White Sox’s Minor League system. He replaces former Brewers infielder Eric Young, who was recently named first-base coach of the D-backs.
Sedar was one of four Brewers coaches whose contract was up after the 2010 season. The Brewers have since re-signed hitting coach Dale Sveum to a two-year contract, but third-base coach Brad Fischer and bullpen coach Stan Kyles remain in limbo while the team picks a new manager.