With the Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff ranking 27th in the Major Leagues with a 4.84 ERA while allowing a Major League-leading 151 home runs in 112 games, the Brewers have fired pitching coach Bill Castro .
Brewer pitchers have also walked 421 hitters, which is the 5th highest total in the majors.
The Brewers have named former pitcher Chris Bosio the interim pitching coach. The 46 year old Bosio was serving his first season as pitching coach at Triple-A Nashville. Under his guidance, the Sounds entered today's games tied for second in the Pacific Coast League in team ERA (4.05) while allowing the fourth-fewest home runs (83). Bosio has also served as pitching coach at Double-A Chattanooga in 2008 in the Reds organization and at Triple-A Tacoma in 2001 in the Mariners organization. Bosio also served as pitching coach for one season under Louis Pinella in 2003 with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Bosio owns a career record as a Major League pitcher of 94-93 with a 3.96 ERA in 309 games, including 246 starts. He pitched 11 seasons in the majors with Milwaukee and Seattle.