Bill Madden: Definition of a coach to determine Orioles pension case; hearing coming in December

The thorny issue of whether Orioles’ GM Mike Elias tried to slip his Director of Pitching Chris Holt onto the pension plan under false pretenses — which the Daily News reported exclusively two weeks ago — is going to come down to the definition of a coach.According to the rules of the pension plan, those eligible to be covered (besides the players of course) are trainers and full-time coaches. The definition of a coach as per the MLB Basic Agreement is someone “who regularly travels with the club and performs duties on the field during the championship season.”Holt, who was never listed as a c…

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