Pitching guru Jim Benedict will remain with the Pirates, Rob Biertempfel writes. Benedict had interviewed for the Phillies' pitching coach job.
Benedict has worked with a number of Pirates pitchers who have made dramatic improvements, including Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton. As I wrote when we learned he was interviewing, it's impossible to measure his precise impact on the team, but it's safe to assume it's a positive one. It's good to know he'll be back.