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Strength coach leaves Tribe for MLB

Strength coach leaves Tribe for MLB

CLEVELAND -- The Indians are going to have yet another coaching change.

Strength and conditioning coach Tim Maxey is leaving the Tribe for a newly created position with Major League Baseball. As announced Thursday, Maxey has been named the league's joint strength and conditioning coordinator, and he'll be asked to provide guidance to all 30 clubs on issues involving conditioning, fitness and nutrition, among other subjects.

Maxey spent the past seven years as the Major League strength and conditioning coach for the Indians. The club is currently searching for his replacement.

Maxey will visit with each club during Spring Training and help develop educational programs and industry-wide health initiatives. He has served on the strength and conditioning advisory board for MLB and the Players Association. He's also been an advisor to the Taylor Hooten Foundation, which seeks to educate youngsters about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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