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Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:35:58 -0800
Former MLB pitcher and coach Vern Ruhle has died after a year-long battle with cancer, at the age of 55, according to the Associated Press. Ruhle died Saturday, Jan. 20, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, of complications from treatment for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. He pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians and California Angels in a career spanning from 1974 to 1986. Ruhle also served as a pitching coach for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, before joining the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2004, and had been scheduled to work as the team's minor league pitching rehabilitation coordinator in the upcoming season. KFFL sends our condolences to relatives and friends.
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:25:08 -0700
Mark Sheldon, of Reds.MLB.com, reports Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle will be reassigned within the organization. Ruhle missed the entire 2006 season to undergo cancer treatment.
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 17:29:53 -0700
The Cincinnati Post's Marc Lancaster reports the Cincinnati Reds have named Triple-A Louisville pitching coach Lee Tunnell interim bullpen coach. The Reds' normal bullpen coach, Tom Hume, is serving as interim pitching coach while regular pitching coach Vern Ruhle (cancer) stays in Sarasota for an indefinite period to receive cancer treatments.
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 17:10:11 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Cincinnati Post's Marc Lancaster reports Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle (cancer) will stay in Sarasota for an indefinite period to receive cancer treatments.
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 11:21:04 -0800
SportsTicker reports Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle has been diagnosed with cancer.
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 17:33:44 -0800
The Cincinnati Post's Marc Lancaster reports Cincinnati Reds RP Ryan Wagner (shoulder) has made some changes to his delivery in an effort to keep from getting injured. His old throwing motion was a violent one, but he worked with Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle over the offseason on keeping a consistent arm angle and gaining better control of his pitches. "Vern worked out what I needed to change, pitching mechanics-wise, and now I feel healthy, I'm not getting sore," said Wagner. The youngster missed the second half of the season last year with a sore shoulder.
Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:21:45 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Cincinnati Reds named Vern Ruhle the interim pitching coach for the rest of the year.