Pirates' Benedict interviews with Phillies for pitching coach opening
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
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Pirates say goodbye to veteran leaders Burnett, Ramirez
- A field day on social media as Pirates’ Rodriguez attacks Gatorade cooler
- Pirates notebook: Fastball command issues hurt Cole against Cubs
- Pirates no match for Cubs, Arrieta in wild-card loss
- Cubs’ Fowler, Schwarber deliver to sink Pirates
- Starkey: Pirates gaining bad big-game rep
- Rossi: Cole is simply not good enough for Pirates
- Starting 9: How can the Pirates catch the Cardinals in the future?
- Pirates notebook: Tempers boil after Arrieta beaned