— Mike Vassallo (@MikeVassallo13) October 10, 2013
Guerrero was named last month to the Brewers big league coaching staff, creating the opening at Nashville. Coles, 51, managed the last two seasons at Double-A Huntsville, posting records of 65-74 in 2012 and 59-79 last season.
Coles also managed in the Washington Nationals organization from 2007-08, leading short-season Class-A Vermont to a 38-37 record in 2007 and going 61-78 at Class-A Hagerstown in 2008.
He served as the hitting coach for Triple-A Syracuse in 2009, also in the Washington organization, before joining the Brewers chain as minor league hitting coordinator, a position he held in 2010 and 2011.
Coles was the sixth overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 1980 amateur draft and played for eight different teams in a 14-year major-league career. He also played two years in Japan.
His best season in the majors was 1986 with the Detroit Tigers, when he had 20 homers and 86 RBIs.
Coles earned a World Series ring with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, although he did not play in the postseason, and is one of just 14 players in major league history to hit three home runs in a single game at least once in each league.
Coles had a three-homer game for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 30, 1987, against the Chicago Cubs and turned the trick again as a Blue Jay on July 5, 1994, against the Minnesota Twins.
The others on the list are Babe Ruth, Johnny Mize, Claudell Washington, Dave Kingman, Larry Parrish, Cory Snyder, Darryl Strawberry, Mark McGwire, Jose Valentin, Erubiel Durazo, Mark Teixeira, Andruw Jones and Jonny Gomes.
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