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Ron Romanick named A’s new pitching coach

The A’s have promoted Ron Romanick to take over as their new pitching coach following Curt Young’s departure last week. Romanick has served the past three seasons as the team’s bullpen coach and has been instrumental in constructing throwing programs for the entire pitching staff — including offseason routines and programs for players coming off injury. Before that, Romanick was the A’s roving minor league pitching instructor, working with players individually. He was the main figure responsible for Brad Ziegler’s successful conversion into a submarine pitcher, which paved the way for Ziegler to make it to the big leagues.

As for Young, he’s still considered the front runner to be named the Red Sox’s new pitching coach …

Joe Stiglich