Pitching coach: Mark Connor

<b>Mark Connor</b><br>
<b>Position:</b>  Pitching coach<br>
<b>Age:</b> 61<br>
<b>Skinny:</b> He was Showalter's pitching/bullpen coach with the Yankees from 1992 to 1994, his pitching coach with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000002" title="Arizona Diamondbacks" href="/topic/sports/baseball/arizona-diamondbacks-ORSPT000002.topic">the Diamondbacks</a> from 1998 to 2000 and his bullpen/pitching coach with the Rangers from 2003 to 2006. ... Held the Texas job until he was fired by manager <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0052978807" title="Ron Washington" href="/topic/sports/baseball/ron-washington-PECLB0052978807.topic">Ron Washington</a> late in the 2008 season. ... Also served as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000030" title="Toronto Blue Jays" href="/topic/sports/baseball/toronto-blue-jays-ORSPT000030.topic">Toronto Blue Jays</a> manager Buck Martinez’s pitching coach for 2001 and part of 2002. ... Under Connor’s tutelage, Diamondbacks lefty Randy Johnson won two <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000088" title="Cy Young Award" href="/topic/sports/baseball/cy-young-award-EVSPR000088.topic">Cy Young Awards</a>. ... Worked in the Yankees organization in different capacities for 13 of 15 years from 1979 to 1993. ... Was most recently a special assistant in the Rangers organization, working with minor league pitchers.<br>
<i>&mdash; Dan Connolly</i>

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Mark Connor
Position: Pitching coach
Age: 61
Skinny: He was Showalter's pitching/bullpen coach with the Yankees from 1992 to 1994, his pitching coach with the Diamondbacks from 1998 to 2000 and his bullpen/pitching coach with the Rangers from 2003 to 2006. ... Held the Texas job until he was fired by manager Ron Washington late in the 2008 season. ... Also served as Toronto Blue Jays manager Buck Martinez’s pitching coach for 2001 and part of 2002. ... Under Connor’s tutelage, Diamondbacks lefty Randy Johnson won two Cy Young Awards. ... Worked in the Yankees organization in different capacities for 13 of 15 years from 1979 to 1993. ... Was most recently a special assistant in the Rangers organization, working with minor league pitchers.
— Dan Connolly

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