Dubee Will Not Return to Phillies for 2014

Rich Dubee has been with the Philadelphia Phillies for nine seasons, but will not make it a full decade as pitching coach. The team announced Monday morning that Dubee would not have his contract renewed.

“We believe it is time for change as we move forward. We thank Rich for his professionalism and contribution to the Phillies,” GM Ruben Amaro said in a statement Monday.

There is no word on who the next pitching coach would be, although there is a candidate within. Bullpen coach Rod Nichols served as Ryne Sandberg’s pitching coach at Lehigh Valley and had been in that position since 2008. He was also with Reading and Scranton/Wilkes Barre from 2002-06.

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