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According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Rick Adair will not be returning as the Baltimore Orioles’ pitching coach.
Confirming @masnRoch report that Rick Adair is not returning as Os pitching coach
— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) October 17, 2013
Adair had previously taken a leave of absence in August due to the declining health of his father. Connolly also reports that Adair’s father passed away in September. Bill Castro, who filled in for Adair in his leave of absence and lead the Orioles’ pitching staff to a 3.62 ERA in the final month of the season, will be considered for the job. The goal will be for the Orioles to have their pitching coach decided by the end of October.
Adair took over the job of Orioles’ pitching coach after the Orioles’ previous coach, Mark Connor, resigned three months into the season. Adair has held a firm grasp on the spot since mid-2011. In his only full season as the O’s pitching coach, he led the Orioles’ staff to the fourth best ERA in the AL at 3.35. This was an instrumental part of their improbable 2012 postseason run.
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