Rich Dubee named pitching coach of Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have hired Rich Dubee as their pitching coach, the team announced Thursday.

Dubee, 58, was a longtime pitching coach for the Philadelphia Phillies before joining the Atlanta Braves organization as a minor league pitching coordinator in 2013.

He was with the Phillies when they won the World Series in 2008, and when their rotation included aces Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.

"Rich is someone who brings great experience and a proven track record of success with major league pitching staffs," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said in a news release. "He will be a solid complement to our coaching staff, and I look forward to working with him."

Dubee fills the position left vacant after Jeff Jones' retirement earlier this month. Jones had spent 38 years in professional baseball.

Detroit's staff finished third-worst in the majors this past season with a 4.64 ERA.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.