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Bucs name Kerrigan pitching coach

| Monday, Oct. 20, 2008

The Pirates have hired Joe Kerrigan as their pitching coach. Kerrigan, 54, replaces Jeff Andrews, who lasted just one season as the team's pitching coach.

Kerrigan previously was the pitching coach for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. He also managed the Red Sox briefly and spent two years as the New York Yankees bullpen coach.

This past season, Kerrigan worked for the Phillies as a pre- and post-game radio/TV personality.

During his time with the Red Sox, the team led the American League in ERA, shutouts, strikeouts and allowed the fewest hits, runs and walks in 1999.

"Joe Kerrigan brings to the Pirates a long and successful track record of developing and maximizing the performance of the pitchers on his staff," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "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."

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