Rich Dubee named Detroit Tigers pitching coach
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that the club had named Rich Dubee as the team's pitching coach.
"Rich is someone who brings great experience and a proven track record of success with major league pitching staffs," said Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus. "He will be a solid complement to our coaching staff and I look forward to working with him."
Dubee joins the Tigers after spending the last two seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization as the club's minor league pitching coordinator. Prior to joining the Braves, Dubee worked in the Philadelphia Phillies organization for 12 seasons, including the last nine as the team's major league pitching coach. In 2012, Phillies starting pitchers led the majors in innings pitched (1,033.0) and strikeouts (918), while issuing the fewest walks (231), despite injuries to Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. In 2011, Philadelphia led all major league teams in ERA (3.02), complete games (18), shutouts (21), strikeout/walk ratio (3.22), fewest baserunners/9.0 IP (10.79), fewest pitches/inning (15.4) and quality starts (108).
Dubee's coaching career also includes stints with three other major league organizations, including the Florida Marlins (1994-2001), the Montreal Expos (1991-93) and the Kansas City Royals (1982-90).
Dubee was selected by Kansas City in the third round of the June, 1976 draft. He pitched six years in the Royals system, going 45-49 with a 4.07 ERA and 26 complete games.
Dubee and his wife, Maureen, reside in Sarasota, Fla. They have one daughter, Megan, and a son, Michael, who pitched for seven seasons (2006-12) in the minor leagues for five different organizations after being drafted by the Phillies in the 18th round of the June, 2006 draft.