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MANAGING/COACHING CAREER: Named Phillies bullpen coach on 10/21/15...Spent the previous five years (2011-15) as MIL's pitching coach...In 2012, MIL's pitching staff finished with 1,402 SO, which was the second-highest total in ML history (2003 CHI - 1,404)...Served as pitching coach for both FLA (2006-07) and BAL (2008-10)...Named ML Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2006 after his FLA staff became the first in ML history to have four rookies with at least 10 wins each: Josh Johnson (12-7), Scott Olsen (12-10), Ricky Nolasco (11-11) and Anibal Sanchez (10-3)...Spent 22 years (1984-2005) in CHI's organization as a coach at both the Major and Minor league levels...Managed one season (2003) for Daytona (A)...Had stints as the ML assistant pitching coach (1996-98; 2000-01) and bullpen coach (2002)...Coached in the Minor Leagues at Pikeville (R, 1984), Winston-Salem (A, 1985-86), Wytheville (R, 1987), Peoria (A, 1988-89), Charlotte (AA, 1990-91), Iowa (AAA, 1992; 1999; 2004-05) and Orlando (AA, 1993)...Worked two seasons (1994-95) as CHI's minor league pitching coordinator

PITCHING CAREER: Originally drafted in 1977 by STL (January) and LAD (June), but opted to remain in college...Was a fourth-round selection by MIL in 1979 and pitched five seasons (1979-83) in their Minor League system

PERSONAL: Richard Alan Kranitz… Married, wife's name is Kelly… Graduate of Apollo High School (AZ)… Attended Yavapai Junior College (AZ) and was a member of the school's 1977 national championship team… Also attended Oklahoma State University for two years.

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