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Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Devil Rays pitching coach Bosio resigns, Hernandez promoted


ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitching coach Chris Bosio resigned Wednesday, citing personal reasons.

Chuck Hernandez, the organization's minor league pitching coordinator for the past six seasons, was named Bosio's replacement.

Bosio, who pitched 11 years in the major leagues, served the post for just one season, his only as a major league coach. Under his tutelage, the Devil Rays were 11th in the American League with a 4.93 ERA.

"Right now, my family needs me more than baseball does, so I have decided to step down," he said.

Hernandez is a Tampa native and was an All-State pitcher at Tampa Catholic High School. He has spent the last 26 years in professional baseball, four as the pitching coach for the California Angels (1993-96).

A lefthander, Hernandez spent five seasons in the minor league systems of the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. He broke his arm in an instructional league game in 1983 and never pitched again.