The Milwaukee Brewers officially announced the hiring of Derek Johnson as the teams pitching coach and Pat Murphy as the teams bench coach today.
The 44-year-old Johnson replaced Rick Kranitz as pitching coach. He joins the Brewers from the Chicago Cubs, where he served as pitching coordinator from 2013-15. Prior to that role, Johnson spent eleven seasons as pitching coach at Vanderbilt University from 2002-12. Over his last three seasons at Vanderbilt, he served as associated head coach in addition to pitching coach. Among others, Johnson guided the collegiate careers of 2012 Cy Young Award-winner David Price and current Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray. [Read more…]