Tigers set to hire Rich Dubee as new pitching coach


Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the Tigers are close to hiring Rich Dubee as their new pitching coach, replacing Jeff Jones who retired after five seasons on the job.

Dubee was the Phillies’ longtime pitching coach under manager Charlie Manuel–working with Philadelphia’s star-studded, hugely successful rotation–and has spent the past two years as the Braves’ minor-league pitching coordinator.

With the Tigers he’ll be tasked with getting veterans Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez on track while helping young arms like Daniel Norris emerge as long-term building blocks for a pitching staff that allowed the most runs in the league this season.