Phillies Continue Search for Pitching Coach

ruben_amaro_jr_2013ORLANDO, Fla. — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. admitted Monday that he has struck out on some of the people he has pursued to be the team’s pitching coach.

“We’ve made a couple of offers and they’ve decided to go different places,” Amaro said.

Amaro has been very tight-lipped on his search for a replacement for Rich Dubee, whose contract was not renewed after nine seasons on the job.

Amaro would not comment on specific candidates. According to sources and media reports, the team spoke to eight candidates, including two — bullpen coach Rod Nichols and Triple A pitching coach Ray Burris — from in-house.

Source: Jim Salisbury,