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."