What a Relief: Wellington Cepeda

Noah talks to a little-known but integral member of the Miami Marlins coaching staff.

Nearly two seasons’ worth of What a Relief episodes have been leading up to this! Noah Berger interviews Marlins bullpen coach Wellington Cepeda. Cepeda takes us through his baseball journey, what his job entails, his relationships with Marlins relievers and more.

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The Dominican right-hander pitched for four seasons in Minor League Baseball (1997-2000) before entering the coaching ranks.

Cepeda joined the Marlins major league coaching staff in 2020. He is the second-longest-tenured member of the staff behind only pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.

Cepeda served as the Dominican Republic’s pitching coach during the 2023 World Baseball Classic. He’ll be managing Gigantes del Cibao for the 2023-24 Dominican Winter League season.

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Photo courtesy of Jordan McPherson/Miami Herald

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