Named Boston's pitching coach on 12/23/11...Joined the Red Sox organization as a special assignment scout/instructor in November of 2011 ... Spent 6 seasons as the Royals pitching coach from 2006-11...His 2011 staff posted a 4.44 ERA (716 ER/1,451.1 IP), the best mark for the club since 1994...While with KC, tutored 2009 AL Cy Young Award Winner Zack Greinke ... Served as a minor league pitching coach in the Colorado Rockies system for 7 seasons, including 3 years with High-A Salem from 1999-2001 and 4 seasons with Triple-A Colorado Springs from 2002-05 ... Coached his son's Sequoia High School baseball team in Redwood City, CA from 1995-98 ... Began 1994 season as the Marlins bullpen catcher before making coaching debut with Florida in May as bullpen coach, a position he held for the remainder of the season...Also served as a scout with the Marlins in 1996.
Concluded his 19-year big league career with Florida in 1993...the left-hander also pitched for the Royals, Brewers, Expos, Mets, Angels and Cardinals...Compiled a 68-57 Major League record with a 3.81 ERA in 698 games...Posted his best season in 1982 when he went 12-7, threw five complete games and helped Milwaukee to the World Series...he saved two of the Brewers three wins in the Fall Classic and also earned a win in the ALCS...Traded to Milwaukee in 1977 as part of the deal that sent Darrell Porter and Jim Colborn to Kansas City...Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 1973 January Free Agent Draft...then selected by the Kansas City Royals in secondary phase of 1973 June Free Agent Draft and signed with the Royals... pitched with the Royals in 1975-76.
Married to Shirley...Has 4 sons, Jake, Adam, and twins Teddy and Brock, and a daughter, Jessica. Played at the College of San Mateo...Went 17-1 and hit .340 in college career and earned All-State and All-America honors ... Graduated from Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, CA, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball... Played Little League baseball with former All-Star 1st baseman Keith Hernandez.