Report: Warthen returns in 2012

Sandy Alderson said he will not confer with Terry Collins until Thursday regarding the status of the coaching staff for 2012, but the Post reports pitching coach Dan Warthen is returning next season.

“Dan, in my opinion, gets a lot out of his pitchers,” Collins told the newspaper. “There are some changes we have to make, obviously in some things, but I think Dan has done a nice job. When you’re coaching at this level and things don’t go well, a lot of times there can be some finger pointing. And that is not the case here."