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Orioles officially hire pitching guru Rick Peterson

Orioles officially hire pitching guru Rick Peterson

After weeks of discussion and three separate meetings, the Orioles and pitching guru Rick Peterson have agreed to a much-anticipated deal Monday that will put Peterson in charge of developing pitching throughout the organization, an industry source confirmed.

In essence, Peterson will be minor league pitching coordinator – a spot vacant since Alan Dunn left during the 2011 season – with some additional responsibilities and a new title, director of pitching development.  

Peterson, 57, is a renowned former big-league pitching coach (Oakland A’s, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers) who has been nicknamed “The Professor” for his merging of...