The Quebec City Capitales today announced the hiring of a new assistant coach. The coaching team will be able to count on an addition of experience as Pierre Arsenault has ratified an agreement linking him to the organization. He will support manager Patrick Scalabrini as head assistant coach and wear several hats, including pitching coach.
Pierre Arsenault has an impressive track record in professional baseball. First an amateur player in his early years in Montreal, he started his career in the major leagues as a coach with the Montreal Expos. Starting in the late 1980s as a batting practice pitcher and catcher in the bullpen, Pierre Arsenault has held a variety of positions in the Montreal organization.
Known for his coaching skills with the Montreal team, Arsenault also demonstrated the breadth of his communication skills as he analyzed Expos games on the radio for two seasons. The 1992 season was his first as bullpen coach. He held similar roles until the early 2000s with the Expos.
When his position was transferred to Miami with the Marlins, Pierre Arsenault was the first Quebecer in uniform to win the World Series (in 2003). He retained his responsibilities as bullpen coach until 2009, after which he continued his career with the Marlins, but as a scout. His affiliation with a Major League team ended recently after 19 years.
Manager Patrick Scalabrini welcomed the announcement, “We are very excited to be able to start this collaboration with Pierre Arsenault. He has a lot of recent Major League and affiliated baseball experience, which will complement our team. He wore different hats with the Expos and the Marlins. As much with hitters, catchers, pitchers and in terms of scouting, his field of expertise is very wide!”
“In addition to adding undisputed experience to our team, we are all the more pleased to see that Pierre is excited to start this new adventure with us!”, commented Capitales President Michel Laplante. The Capitales and independent baseball can count themselves lucky to make such an addition to their staff.”