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Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:10:38 -0700
The Houston Astros announced Friday, Oct. 19, that they've hired John Mallee as their hitting coach. They also added Dave Trembley to their coaching staff. Dave Clark will return in an unspecified role and Doug Brocail will return as the pitching coach. Mallee was the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins.
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:15:21 -0700
Houston Astros pitching coach Doug Brocail and hitting coach Mike Barnett were re-signed to one-year contracts.
Sun, 18 Sep 2011 01:41:35 -0700
Houston Astros general manager Ed Wade wasn't prepared to say whether pitching coach Doug Brocail would return next year. Brocail, who retired after the 2009 season, was working as a special assistant to Wade this year when he took over as pitching coach when Brad Arnsberg was let go in June.
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:50:57 -0700
The Houston Astros fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg Tuesday, June 14, and will be replacing him with former RP Doug Brocail. Brocail had been serving as a special assistant to general manager Ed Wade.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:23:14 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Houston Astros hired retired RP Doug Brocail in an advisory role Wednesday, Feb. 10. His job may include visits to the team's minor league affiliates and independent evaluation of pitching prospects.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:20:38 -0800
Alden Gonzalez, of MLB.com, reports retired RP Doug Brocail (shoulder) will need to undergo shoulder surgery, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:04:01 -0800
Veteran right-handed P Doug Brocail says he's retiring after a 15-year Major League Baseball career, according to The Houston Chronicle. In an interview with KRIV-TV in Houston, the 42-year-old hurler says he's retiring, in his words, "because it's harder to get my arm in shape, and the talent just isn't there anymore." Brocail last pitched for the Houston Astros.
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:15:28 -0800
Brian McTaggart, of MLB.com, reports the Houston Astros offered salary arbitration to free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Type A) Tuesday, Dec. 1, but declined arbitration to free-agent SS Miguel Tejada (Type A), RP LaTroy Hawkins (Type A) and RP Doug Brocail (Type B). The Astros remain interested in re-signing Valverde, Tejada and Hawkins.
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 11:26:24 -0700
MLB.com's Alyson Footer reports the Houston Astros have declined the 2010 option on RP Doug Brocail's contract, making him a free agent.
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:05:49 -0700
Astros.MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports Houston Astros RP Doug Brocail (shoulder) is undecided about pitching in 2010. An MRI on his right shoulder will help him decide whether to retire or not.