The Phillies plan to hire Bob McClure as their next pitching coach, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
The 61-year-old was the Royals’ pitching coach from 2006-11 and held the same role for the 2012 Red Sox.
McClure pitched in the majors for 19 years, mostly as a lefty reliever.
The Phillies had long been in search of a pitching coach to replace Rich Dubee, whose contract was not renewed after the 2013 season. They were spurned several times, by Bryan Price, who was named the Reds’ manager, and Roger McDowell, who chose instead to stay with the Braves.
The Phils still have one opening on their coaching staff — assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner departed for Detroit.