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Rick Adair will not return as Orioles pitching coach

Oct 17, 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

Rick Adair, who previously took a leave of absence as Orioles pitching coach in August due to the health of his father, will not return to the job next season.

Adair’s father passed away in September and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles will interview candidates to replace Adair with the goal of having a decision made by the end of the month. Bullpen coach Bill Castro, who filled in for Adair as interim pitching coach, will get an interview.

Buck Showalter has already gone through four different pitching coaches in his three-and-a-half seasons as Orioles manager and Adair originally became the pitching coach when he was promoted from bullpen coach. He had one year remaining on his contract.

  1. psuorioles - Oct 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    The biggest mistake Buck made once he became manager of the O’s, was not retaining Rick Kranitz. He had the young guys pitching well before he left.

  2. @Cereal_22 - Oct 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Showalter is basically a pitching coach, this is a ceremonial position for the O’s. Whoever he brings in will basically be giving him input.

    • @Cereal_22 - Oct 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Stop saying basically….SMH

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