Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Hernandez promoted to Rays' pitching coach after Bosio resigns
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chuck Hernandez replaced Chris Bosio
on Wednesday as pitching coach of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Hernandez had been the team's minor league pitching coordinator
for the past six seasons. Bosio resigned after one year with the
team because of personal reasons.
Hernandez, 42, was the California Angels pitching coach from
1993 through 1996 before joining the Devil Rays' organization. He's
spent the last 26 years working as a coach at various levels.
"He was the most qualified person for the job," Tampa Bay
manager Lou Piniella said. "He's worked with most of our young
pitchers, knows them very well, and he's had major league
experience. I am thrilled to have him on board."
Hernandez never pitched in the major leagues, but spent 1979
through 1983 in the minor league systems of the New York Yankees
and Chicago White Sox.
Tampa Bay had a 4.93 ERA last season, 11th among 14 AL teams.