Phillies name Kranitz as pitching coach

Young added to staff as well

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies announced its pitching staff on Friday afternoon. Rick Kranitz was named the pitching coach while Chris Young was hired as the assistant pitching coach. The two join new manager Gabe Kapler's staff.

Kranitz previously served as the bullpen coach and most recently the assistant pitching coach with the big league club.

Young comes to Philly after three seasons with the Houston Astros in the scouting department.

The team has two more positions on the major league staff to fill.

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