The former Seattle Mariner Greg McCarthy joins the reigning Austrian Champion MOSQUITO ATHLETICS ATTNANG-PUCHHEIM as new head coach. He succeeds Mike Schulz. McCarthy was born on October 30th, 1968 in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1987 he was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 36th round of the amateur draft. After playing for Minor League teams of the Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, he finally came to Seattle in November 1995 and made his Major League debut in the following season against the New York Yankees.
The left-hander stayed three years in the big leagues as a reliever going 2-3 with a career ERA of 4.74 in 76 games. He later also pitched for the Triple-A teams of the Yankees and Florida Marlins. After his release he played in Independent League teams in 2003 and 2004 and also coached in the Netherlands. The past few years McCarthy worked as a pitching coach and coached in Baseball clinics and academies.
The 40-year-old will step on the mound for the A’s in a few games helping out the pitching staff. The club also confirmed that the talented brothers Horst and Markus Efferdinger agreed to come to ATTNANG-PUCHHEIM from the WELS JUMPIN’ CHICKENS. Slugger Arian Quirantes is coming back for another season in the Austrian Baseball League.