Braves hire Rick Kranitz as pitching coach


The Braves’ pitching coach search has come to an end:

Kranitz, 60, has served as the pitching coach for the Marlins (2006-07), Orioles (2008-10), Brewers (2011-15), and most recently, the Phillies (2016-18). He was major league coach of the year back in 2006 with the Marlins.

The choice to move on from Kranitz was a questionable move, but the Phillies had a reasoning. Though there had been clear improvements from young starters Aaron Nola, Nick Pivetta, and Zac Eflin, the team opted to promote 37-year old assistant pitching coach Chris Young to take over the job in fears of losing him to other teams.

It seems as if Kranitz has the seal of approval from many Phillies fans. The Braves will hope he can help develop young pitching as he did in Philadelphia.

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