Robinson is Astros' director of pitching development

Updated: February 2, 2006, 12:43 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have promoted Dewey Robinson from minor league pitching coordinator to director of pitching development.

Robinson joined the Astros in 1997 after spending 10 seasons with the White Sox. In Chicago, Robinson held a variety of posts, including minor league pitching coach and bullpen coach with the major league club from 1993-94.

In his new role, Robinson will scout prospects for the amateur draft and evaluate pitchers in other organizations.

This week, Robinson and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan have been working with Houston's minor league pitching prospects at the annual Nolan Ryan Elite Camp at Minute Maid Park. Ryan, a former Astro, now works for the franchise under a personal services contract.

Robinson appeared in 40 games with the White Sox between 1979-81, posting a 2-2 record with one save and a 4.05 ERA. Robinson also coached at Northwestern (1982-83) and Missouri (1984-86) before joining the White Sox.

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