Nov. 8 (UPI) — The San Diego Padres are expected to hire Larry Rothschild as the club’s new pitching coach.
Rothschild, who played 11 years in the Detroit Tigers, Padres, Reds and Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 to 1985, also managed the upstart Tampa Bay Devil Rays during their inaugural season in 1998. He remained with the club until the 2001 campaign, when he was fired after three straight losing seasons.
Balsley is likely to remain with the Padres organization in a different role, according to MLB Media. San Diego, under new manager Jayce Tingler, is expected to reveal its full coaching staff early next week.