Report: Brewers mulling Peterson as pitching coach
The Brewers could hire Rick Peterson to be their pitching coach for 2010, according to a report from FOXSports.com on Sunday.
Citing Major League sources, the report said Brewers officials have held internal discussions about Peterson but haven’t reached out to him. Brewers manager Ken Macha worked alongside Peterson in Oakland, and bench coach Willie Randolph managed the Mets for three seasons with Peterson as his pitching coach.
When Macha took over as Brewers manager last fall, he was encouraged to keep as many coaches as possible from the previous season and promoted longtime Brewers bullpen coach Bill Castro to the pitching coach post to replace Mike Maddux, who departed for Texas. Castro was dismissed on Aug. 12 and replaced on an interim basis by Triple-A pitching coach and former Brewer Chris Bosio.
Bosio is presumably a candidate for the full-time job next season but Macha may want to being in his own man, assuming he’s back as manager.
Including Dave Bush’s loss to the Phillies on Sunday, Brewers pitchers have a 4.75 ERA this season, next to last in the National League.