Diamondbacks hire Stottlemyre to work with pitchers

Updated: February 5, 2007, 10:35 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Mel Stottlemyre will join the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special instructor in spring training and will work with the club's pitchers during the season, the team announced Monday.

Stottlemyre, 65, spent 26 seasons as a major league coach, including 11 as the New York Yankees' pitching coach. He had a 164-139 record with a 2.97 ERA in 360 games, all with the Yankees.

His son, Mel Stottlemyre Jr., is the Diamondbacks' minor league pitching coordinator.

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