Maine's Ryan Flaherty is calling it quits as a MLB player and is getting into the coaching business.

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Flaherty will join the San Diego Padres as a quality control coach under new manager Jayce Tingler.

Flaherty spent eight years as a utility player with the Orioles, Braves and Indians. He was drafted out of Vanderbilt by the Chicago Cubs.

He father, Ed, is the longtime baseball coach at the University of Southern Maine.

As the quality control coach for the Padres, Flaherty's job will be to do advance planning as well as help the front office implement the analytics to coaches and players.

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