Phillies not to renew pitching coach Rich Dubee's contract

Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee (30) goes to the dugout after visiting the pitcher's mound during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

September 30, 2013 7:53:17 AM PDT
The Phillies announced Monday that they have opted not to renew the contract of pitching coach Rich Dubee.

Dubee tenure as pitching coach for the Phillies stretched nine years ? the longest at that position for the Phillies in the last 35 years and tied with Cy Perkins (1946-54) and Ray Rippelmeyer (1970-78) for the most in club history.

In a statement released Monday, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, "Rich was a big part of a wonderful era here and in his nine years he served our organization very well? We believe it is time for change as we move forward. We thank Rich for his professionalism and contribution to the Phillies."

It was not said who the Phillies plan to replace Dubee with moving forward.