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Astros hire Brent Strom as pitching coach

Oct 7, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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Last week Houston moved pitching coach Doug Brocal into a different role in the organization and now Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros have hired Brent Strom as their new pitching coach.

Strom was previously the Royals’ pitching coach in 2000 and 2001, but most recently he’s been a minor league pitching instructor for the Cardinals … for whom Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow previously worked. Strom is 64 years old, whereas Brocail is 46.

And here’s an interesting tidbit: Strom was the second pitcher to ever undergo ulnar collateral elbow ligament replacement surgery. Tommy John, of course, was the first.

  1. thesmedman - Oct 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Apparently, Bo doesn’t know…

  2. spudchukar - Oct 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Good thing Tommy John came first, or the now common place elbow surgery would be known as a BS, and may not have caught on.

  3. stlouis1baseball - Oct 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Great article Aaron. Thank you for the link.

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