Atlanta Braves agree to two-year contract with pitching coach Roger McDowell
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year contract to retain pitching coach Roger McDowell through the 2015 season, the team announced on Saturday.
McDowell, who was reportedly one of the league’s lowest-paid pitching coaches, had drawn interest from the division rival Phillies, who are looking to replace longtime coach Rich Dubee.
The 52-year-old McDowell has been with the Braves since October 2005, when he replaced legendary pitching coach Leo Mazzone. His contract expired on Friday.
High five Braves Country, Roger McDowell has agreed to a two-year contract with the Braves that will run through the 2015 season.—
Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 02, 2013
McDowell previously worked as a minor league pitching coach for the Dodgers following a 12-year major-league career in which he served as a reliever for five different teams and won 70 total games.