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Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair takes “personal leave of absence”

Aug 16, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Adair talks with Chen and Wieters during the first inning of a MLB spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Sarasota Reuters

Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair has taken what the team is calling a “persona leave of absence” effective today.

Bullpen coach Bill Castro will fill in for Adair as acting pitching coach and Scott McGregor will take over the bullpen coach job after previously working for the Orioles as a rehab coordinator.

Adair is in his third season as Baltimore’s pitching coach after being promoted from bullpen coach in mid-2011. That first year the Orioles ranked 14th in ERA, but they improved to sixth in ERA last season before falling back to 11th so far this year.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Taking a personal leave of absence is never a good thing. Whatever is going on for Mr. Adair, I hope he is able to resolve it quickly and is able to return to work.

  2. everon63 - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Might be a gentle way that the orioles are saying, see ya buddy. As we all know ‘what’ rolls downhill.

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