Pirates name new pitching coach

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The Pirates today named Joe Kerrigan their pitching coach.

Kerrigan spent this season doing radio/television work for the Philadelphia Phillies.

He was the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees in 2006-07.

Kerrigan, a former major league pitcher, has been a pitching coach for the Phillies, the Boston Red Sox and the Montreal Expos.

"Joe Kerrigan brings to the Pirates a long and successful track record of developing and maximizing the performance of the pitchers on his staff," said Pirate general manger Neal Huntington. "His teaching ability, work ethic and game planning will pay immediate dividends. Joe's passion, knowledge and experience will make a quality impact on our organization."

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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