• O's pitching coach Adair takes leave of absence

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 16, 2013
    The reason for Adair's leave of absence was not provided by the O's in their announcement. Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair has temporarily left the team for a personal leave of absence. Currently under contract through 2014, Adair has 20 years of coaching experience, including three other stints as a pitching coach. Bullpen coach Billy Castro will take over for Adair and minor league rehab coordinator Scott McGregor will become bullpen coach. "He's been a pitching coach in the big leagues and has been with us for two years. The news of his promotion to pitching coach of the Orioles came as a surprise to Castro. "it's just we all have some things in our lives we need to take care of that are more important than this, believe it or not."
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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