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Rangers Announce Coaching Hires

By: Josh Clark

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ARLINGTON (AP) – The Rangers have hired former reliever Doug Brocail as their pitching coach and Anthony Iapoce as the hitting coach. 123 more words


Appel throws bullpen at Minute Maid Park

Mark Appel, one of the Astros’ top prospects and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, threw in the bullpen at Minute Maid Park on Thursday afternoon in front of senior pitcher advisor/special assistant to the general manager Doug Brocail and Astros pitching coach Brent Strom. 417 more words

It's a tweak, but Brocail left new pitching coach Strom in a good place

Call it a hunch, but I believe the Astros got it right with the recent movement on the pitching jobs.

First, Doug Brocail has apparently fit in nicely with the Astros, and helped to transition to the new system and coaching staff. 262 more words


It's Begun, Astros Make Changes To Coaching Staff

Houston (CBS Houston)– The Houston Astros announced their first change in personnel Tuesday afternoon, since finishing with the worst record in baseball and franchise history, 51-111. 150 more words


Astros shake up coaching staff

The Astros made changes to their coaching staff Tuesday, naming pitching coach Doug Brocail as a special assistant to general manager Jeff Luhnow and senior pitching adviser while announcing first-base coach Dave Clark and bullpen coach Dennis Martinez would not have their contracts renewed. 295 more words


Astros shake up coaching staff

The Astros shook up their coaching Tuesday, announcing pitching coach Doug Brocail would become a special assistant and the contracts of first base coach Dave Clark and bullpen coach Dennis Martinez would not be renewed. 88 more words


What to do with Jarred Cosart

Does Astros GM Jeff Luhnow realize what he has?

Given his organization’s decision to break camp without stud pitching prospect Jarred Cosart, it appears that Luhnow may in fact be somewhat in the dark. 754 more words