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Phillies promote Chris Young to pitching coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted Chris Young to pitching coach. He replaces Rick Kranitz, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

The 39-year-old Dallas, Texas native retired as an active player following the 2017 season. He was then hired by manager Gabe Kapler as the assistant pitching coach after his retirement.

Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Chris Young reacts after giving up a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels
Chris Young reacts after giving up a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels (Getty Images)

Young last played for the Kansas City Royals, where he went 0-0 in 14 games, including two starts and five games finished. He had a 7.50 ERA in 30 innings while allowing 27 runs (25 earned runs), including seven home runs. He also struck out 22 batters and walked 14.

The 60-year-old San Rafael, California native was hired by the Phillies before the 2016 season. He first began his tenure with the Phillies as their bullpen coach, before moving to the pitching coach in 2017.

He previously was the Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach from 2011 through 2015. He also spent three seasons as the Baltimore Orioles pitching coach from 2008 through 2010.

Kranitz also was the Florida Marlins pitching coach in 2006 and 2007. He also was the Chicago Cubs bullpen coach in 2002.

Young played 13 years in the Majors with the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, and the Royals.

His best win-loss record came with the Rangers in 2005, as he went 12-7 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts in 164 2/3 innings. His best ERA season came with the Padres in 2007, as he had a 9-8 record with a 3.12 ERA in 30 starts in 173 innings.

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