In what is expected to be a day or two of these kinds of procedural moves, the Indians announced they've picked up the team's 2013 option on manager Manny Acta.
In his second season in Cleveland, Acta led the Indians to a surprising 80-82 record, finishing second in the American League Central.
However, Acta's pitching coach, Tim Belcher, will not return. Belcher stepped down from his position in Cleveland to return to his position as special assistant in the Indians' front office. Belcher said he wanted to spend more time with his family. On Wednesday, it was announced that bench coach Tim Tolman would step down after being diagnoses with Parkinson's disease, while Sandy Alomar is expected to take over Tolman's position. Alomar, the Indians' first base coach, is also expected to interview for the White Sox manager position.
Also on Thursday, the Royals announced that they would not bring back pitching coach Bob McClure or bench coach John Gibbons.
In San Diego, Randy Ready was fired after two-and-a-half years as the Padres hitting coach.