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Tigers to hire Chris Bosio as new pitching coach


The Tigers are expected to announce Chris Bosio as the new pitching coach, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Ron Gardenhire was recently hired as the manager and some changes in the coaching staff were expected. Rich Dubee had been the pitching coach for the last two years but will not return in that role.

Bosio was the Cubs’ pitching coach since 2012, but was fired on Monday. Manager Joe Maddon reportedly grew displeased with him. Some credit Bosio with Jake Arrieta‘s emergence into an ace as well as having a hand in the development of Kyle Hendricks.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.