Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:28:27 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers named three new coaches Monday, Nov. 15, according to The Associated Press. Jerry Narron will take over as the new bench coach, former Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz will serve as the pitching coach and Garth Iorg will be the new first base and infield coach.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:43:37 -0700
The Houston Astros hired Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz to be their minor league pitching coordinator, the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reports.
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:11:22 -0700
New York Yankees minor league pitching coach Scott Aldred and pitching coordinator Nardi Contreras are both candidates to take over the team's pitching coach position, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden. Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz is unlikely to receive serious consideration. Former pitching coach Leo Mazzone is also looking for a job.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:53:28 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 1B Ty Wigginton, pitching coach Rick Kranitz and interim manager Juan Samuel were all ejected in the seventh inning Thursday, July 22, against the Minnesota Twins. The Associated Press reported Wigginton was tossed after arguing a call with first base umpire Gary Darling, Kranitz was ejected for shouting words from the dugout and Samuel got the heave-ho after a face-to-face argument with home plate ump Bill Hohn.
Sun, 16 May 2010 11:30:30 -0700
Baltimore Orioles CL Alfredo Simon (0-1) allowed four runs on three hits and one walk over one-third of an inning Saturday, May 15, in a loss against the Cleveland Indians, according to The Associated Press. It was also Simon's first blown save in six chances this season. Manager Dave Trembley said he and pitching coach Rick Kranitz would talk to Simon, presumably about pitch selection, although Trembley would not criticize Simon's decision to throw a splitter to OF Austin Kearns through the media. "I don't think that's the way to go, to come out publicly and give an answer one way or the other," Trembley said, referring to whether or not he disagreed with the pitch chosen. "I don't think that's the way to do it."
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:29:50 -0700
Jeff Zrebiec, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Orioles hitting coach Terry Crowley, bullpen coach Alan Dunn, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, third base coach Juan Samuel and first base coach John Shelby will all be returning for the 2010 season.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 05:41:19 -0700
Orioles.MLB.com's Spencer Fordin reports Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson (shoulder) threw off a mound Thursday, March 26, and pitching coach Rick Kranitz said Johnson looked rusty but felt good. He still has a shot at being ready for the opener.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:30:42 -0700
ESPN.com reports Baltimore Orioles SP Koji Uehara used his new changeup during his outing Tuesday, March 24, in which he struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings pitched. "I hope he's happy with it. He threw it and got instant results," pitching coach Rick Kranitz said. "Anytime you're learning a new pitch or trying a new pitch, it's nice to get some instant success. It looked like it was a natural pitch for him."
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 05:24:18 -0700
The Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck reports Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz said P Radhames Liz has been removed from consideration for the starting rotation and will compete for a bullpen role. If he's sent to the minors, he'll continue to relieve.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:07:44 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Bass debuted his new changeup grip Sunday, March 15, against the Boston Red Sox. Last week, Bass and pitching coach Rick Kranitz scrapped the old one because he couldn't locate it consistently. He threw with the new grip six to eight times and got one out with it.