Phillies Hire Bob McClurse As Pitching Coach

bob_mcclure_2013The Phillies will name Bob McClure as their new pitching coach, sources tell Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia. The Phillies have settled on McClure after reportedly being turned down by, variously, Pete Vuckovich, Jim Benedict and Roger McDowell.

McClure, 61, has previously served as pitching coach of the Rockies, Royals and, most recently, Red Sox. McClure was promoted to pitching coach by the Sox in December of 2011 but then let go in August of 2012.

Source: Dayn Perry, CBS Sports

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