Rick Peterson, apparently, didn't celebrate Michael Bolton's entire catalog.
The Brewers pitching coach was under contract for 2011, but was asked to re-interview for his job under new manager Ron Roenicke. The Brewers and Roenicke apparently didn't like what they heard from Peterson.
Or maybe it was the mullet.
Either way, he's out, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports (via Twitter ).
The Pirates, Mets and Yankees have pitching coach openings. Peterson served as the Mets' pitching coach from 2004-08. He was in his first year with Milwaukee. He previously served as the A's pitching coach from 1998-2003.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
UPDATE : Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Brew Crew have already struck for a new pitching coach, hiring Rick Kranitz. The new pitching coach served in that capacity for Baltimore the last six years before accepting a position in Houston as minor-league pitching coordinator. He lasted just 15 days in that role.
Meanwhile, the role of bench coach has been given to Jerry Narron, a former Rangers and Reds manager. He had not been in baseball the two previous seasons. However, Narron has a previous relationship with Doug Melvin, serving as third-base coach in Texas, Melvin's former haunt.
The two join Dale Sveum, who is the hitting coach and Ed Sedar, the former first-base coach who will move to third. Garth Iorg will be the new first-base coach, receiving a promotion from minor-league infield instructor. Stan Kyles, the incumbent bullpen coach will also remain.
Roenicke was likely only responsible for the Kranitz hiring, making him a rare breed of a manager who did not bring someone from his former organization along with him.
-- Evan Brunell
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