Brewers fire pitching coach in shakeup

Updated: August 13, 2009, 2:50 AM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' highly touted young core is being shaken up.

General manager Doug Melvin made his biggest statement this season about the team's future, sending former All-Star shortstop J.J. Hardy to the minors, cutting third baseman Bill Hall and firing his pitching coach.

A year removed from a magical NL wild-card run, Milwaukee has faced a stark reality after injuries on top of the free agent departures of Ben Sheets and CC Sabathia. The Brewers (55-57) came into ...

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