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Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:40:53 -0700
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Jeff Andrews and first base coach Lou Frazier were fired.
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:03:40 -0800
Rob Biertempfel, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) did not start the team's spring training game Thursday, Feb. 28, because of a sore shoulder. Pitching coach Jeff Andrews said Gorzelanny could have pitched, but the team wanted to be cautious. P Phil Dumatrait took Gorzelanny's spot in the starting lineup.
Sun, 06 Jan 2008 23:15:17 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dejan Kovacevic reports Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Jeff Andrews plans on instilling a new mental work ethic among his starters this spring, in an effort to reduce the toll of repeated losses. "After we lose a game, we need to have our starters - all of them - approach the next one with a sense of urgency," Andrews said. "If you take any of our starters and look at the top 10 percent of their starts, they match up with anyone in the league. Well, that's the level you need to find when your team needs it the most. You can't go long stretches of losing, and the only people who can stop those are the starting pitchers."
Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:30:29 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Paul Meyer reports new Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Jeff Andrews intends to work closely with SP Zach Duke to restore the form he had before the 2006 season. "Mechanics isn't a real fun issue to talk about," Andrews said, "but we need him to become consistent. I think it's going to work. I think he's going to believe in it. It's pretty basic stuff -- but he's a pretty basic pitcher."
Wed, 21 Nov 2007 16:47:23 -0800
USAToday.com reports the Pittsburgh Pirates have named Jeff Andrews the team's new pitching coach.