From what I am hearing Mike Harkey will be the Diamondbacks new pitching coach and Mel Stottlemyre JR will be the Bullpen coach.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) November 27, 2013
First reported by Gambo, and confirmed by Nick Piecoro, the Diamondbacks will announce in the not too distant future that Mike Harkey will be Charlie Nagy's replacement at the position of Pitching Coach. Harkey served as the Bullpen Coach for the Yankees last year. In news of Bullpen Coaches for the D'Backs, Mel Stottlemyre Jr. will be the rare Bullpen coach in D'Backs history not named Glenn Sherlock.
Harkey pitched 8 seasons in the Majors from 1988 to 1997, mostly with the Cubs. He finished 5th in NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 1990 after posting a 12 and 6 record with a 3.26 ERA. As Jim mentioned before, he started off his 1992 season on fire posting a 1.89 ERA, but his season was cut short when he injured his knee attempting a cartwheel in the outfield.
Stottlemyre previously served as the interim D'Backs pitching coach when Bryan Price resigned after Bob Melvin's dismissal. After leaving the Pitching Coach spot after the 2010 season, he was the short season pitching coordinator for the organization. He is the brother of former Diamondback great Todd Stottlemyre (Copywright Steve Berthiaume.)