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Phillies interview Rafael Chaves for pitching coach

Nov 19, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

The news from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal

The Phillies have offered their open pitching coach job this offseason to Pete Vuckovich, Roger McDowell and Jim Benedict, and they’ve been rejected by all three. So the search continues into late November.

Philly parted ways last month with longtime pitching coach Rich Dubee after his staff posted a 27th-ranked 4.32 ERA in 2013. Chaves, who just interviewed to take Dubee’s place, served as pitching coach for the Mariners in 2006 and 2007 and has been acting as the Dodgers’ minor league pitching coordinator since 2008. The 45-year-old native of Puerto Rico had an 11-year minor league career. He never pitched in the majors.

The Phillies also recently interviewed current Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis for their vacancy.

  1. phillysports1 - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Interesting … How did they knew about this guy ?

    • morandini12 - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      Former Seattle pitching coach. Perhaps Pat Gillick suggested him.

    • chew1985 - Nov 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      Amaro saw his name on the back of one of his old man’s Tijuana Brass albums. Herb Alpert was not available.

  2. scotttheskeptic - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    @ phillysports – My guess is Rubes was cruising Craigs List.

  3. aphillieated - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM


  4. twpguy1964 - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Can someone tell me why Amaro the clown isn’t digging into the Cardinals minor league system for a pitching instructor, when they have so many developed pitchers coming up?

  5. greymares - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    I find this a of to do about a coach who’s job is to chart pitches and ask pitchers how they’re feeling.

    • greymares - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      a lot of to do, sorry.

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