Mike has been a member of the Indians organization since 1990 as a Minor League player, coach and manager and is beginning his first season on the Major League staff...He is entering his 25th season in professional baseball, having guided the Triple-A Columbus Clippers over each of the last three seasons from 2010-12, leading the Clippers to the International League and Triple-A championships in back-to-back seasons of 2010-11...During his nine seasons (since 2004) piloting Cleveland Minor League affiliates, Mike's teams compiled winning records in each campaign, captured five league titles and qualified for the postseason seven times on his way to a career Minor League managerial mark of 697-511 (.577)...Named the International League Manager of the Year in 2011, the Baseball America Manager of the Year in 2010 and was a coach for the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game... In 2009 led the Aeros to an 89-53 (.627) record, the Southern Division Title and the Eastern League Championship...Was named the Eastern League Manager of the Year in 2009...Managed Southern Division Team in the Eastern League All-Star game in both 2008 and 2009...Named the Carolina League Manager of the Year in 2007 after leading Kinston to both the first and second half Carolina League Southern Division titles, one year removed from the 2006 Carolina League title with Kinston...Led Mahoning Valley to the New York-Penn League Championship in 2004...Was a coach at Class-A Kinston in 1995, 1998-99 and was a coach at AA Akron from 2000-03.
Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1989 out of Lamar University...Played six seasons of professional baseball, the last five as a member of the Indians organization...Posted a career average of .265 and did not allow a run in four innings as a pitcher at the minor league level.
Full name JAMES MICHAEL SARBAUGH... Wife, Nicole...Has a daughter, Marin, and two sons - Michael and Matthew...Holds a degree in Kinesiology from Lamar University...Had an appearance in Major League 2.