Baltimore Orioles general manager Roland Hemond said the chances of hiring former Oriole Al Bumbry are nil, then announced three new members of the club's coaching staff: Herm Starrette, Minnie Mendoza and John Hart.
The Orioles wanted Bumbry, but the Boston Red Sox have him set as their first base coach in 1988 and denied permission to interview him.
Hitting instructor Terry Crowley will return for his fourth season. Bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks will return to a position he has held since 1978. Hendricks had been a candidate for pitching coach, but instead it's Starrette, 49, a major league pitching coach 13 of the last 14 seasons, including 1987 with the Chicago Cubs.
Mendoza will be the first base coach. Hart will replace retiring Jimmy Williams at third . . .
A day after former Dodgers relief pitcher Jim Brewer, 50, was killed in a traffic crash near Carthage, Tex., former Cincinnati Reds pitching star Paul Derringer, 81, died in Sarasota, Fla.
Derringer was a four-time 20-game winner, including 25-7 and 20-12 (to go with Bucky Walters' 27-11 and 22-10) in the Reds' pennant years of 1939 and '40, and won Game 7 of the 1940 World Series over Detroit. He was 223-212 in 15 seasons, 1931-45, with the Cardinals, Reds and Cubs.