Carroll County Times

Orioles name Wallace pitching coach

The Baltimore Orioles announced Tuesday they have named Dave Wallace as their new pitching coach.
Wallace has served as pitching coach for four major-league teams - the Houston Astros (2007), the Boston Red Sox (2003-06), the New York Mets (1999-2000), and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-97). He has worked in professional baseball since 1981.
He won the World Series while serving for the Boston Red Sox in 2004.
Over the past four seasons, Wallace was the Minor League Pitching Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. In 2008-09, he was a special assistant to the General Manager for the Seattle Mariners.
Wallace made just 13 appearances in his big-league career with the Philadelphia Phillies (1973-74) and the Toronto Blue Jays (1978). He will be the fourth Orioles pitching coach since the beginning of the 2011 season.
"When you get a chance to do that on a stage like Baltimore, I just don't think you pass it up," Wallace said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday night. "This is one of things that has been very intriguing to me ... to get the competitive juices flowing again and watch the best players in the world play and see if you can maybe, in some small way, help out some of the young guys and nudge them along, make them a little bit better."
Last season, Rick Adair was in his third season as Baltimore pitching coach, before he took a personal leave of absence in August and did not return.
Bill Castro served as the Orioles pitching coach for the final month-plus of the season.