John Halama will not return as pitching coach
Nine-year MLB veteran and six-year Atlantic League veteran John Halama is currently at the winter meetings in Orlando in search of a minor league pitching coach job with an MLB organization, ending his tenure as York Revolution pitching coach. In his lone season on the job, York posted a 4.32 team era, and led the Freedom Division in strikeouts with 935.
Lindsay Berra (any relation to Yogi?) profiled a few former big league pitchers in Orlando looking for coaching work on MLB.com including Halama, as well as Tim Redding, another Major League veteran and former Atlantic Leaguer.
Halama, from that article: “I had a blast in York last year, learning the other side of things and learning how to take care of the 15 guys on our staff with their different stuff and their different routines. When you play, you’re really only responsible for yourself, so I enjoyed learning what everyone else is doing.”
We’ll be sure to update on his next landing spot.