MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers manager Craig Counsell has started filling out his coaching staff with the additions of former Padres interim manager Pat Murphy as bench coach and Derek Johnson as pitching coach.
Murphy reunites with Counsell after managing him at Notre Dame, where Counsell played his college ball. Murphy spent the previous six seasons in the Padres organization.
Johnson joins the Brewers from the NL Central rival Chicago Cubs, where he served as the pitching coordinator the last three seasons. Johnson's career also includes an 11-year stint as pitching coach at Vanderbilt, where he mentored current major leaguers David Price and Sonny Gray.
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