Orioles reportedly hiring Chiti as bullpen coach

November 09, 2013 | WNST Staff

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Orioles are expected to hire Atlanta Braves special assistant Dom Chiti as their bullpen coach.

Chiti is familiar with manager Buck Showalter and new pitching coach Dave Wallace as he served as Showalter’s bullpen coach with the Texas Rangers in 2006 and helped develop minor-league pitching with Wallace in Atlanta.

A former minor-league pitcher and scout for the Orioles, Chiti has spent more than 30 years in coaching and will be viewed as an assistant pitching coach to Wallace in Baltimore.

Bill Castro spent the last two seasons as the Orioles bullpen coach before becoming the interim pitching coach when Rick Adair took a leave of absence last summer.