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Pirates' Benedict interviews with Phillies for pitching coach opening

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Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 7:06 p.m.
 

Pirates pitching guru Jim Benedict interviewed Monday with the Philadelphia Phillies for their vacant pitching coach position.

Two industry sources confirmed the Pirates gave permission for Benedict to speak with the Phillies. Benedict declined to comment when reached by phone Tuesday.

The Phillies are seeking a replacement for Rich Dubee, who was fired at the end of September. The Phillies' 4.32 team ERA ranked 14th among the 15 National League teams. They also had the second-worst batting average against (.265) and WHIP (1.37).

According to ESPN.com, Phillies bullpen coach Rod Nichols and Miami Marlins bullpen coach Reid Cornelius also are candidates.

— Rob Biertempfel

 

 

 
 


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