Jason Isringhausen has taken a volunteer job as pitching coach for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville baseball team, the SIUE website announced. Despite this position, Isringhausen hasn't retired and is still working out in hopes of landing a contract with a Major League club, the right-hander's representatives at the Beverly Hills Sports Council said (Twitter links).
Isringhausen said in September that he was about 70 percent certain he'd retire, though we heard in December that he wanted to keep pitching in 2013 and had interest from a few teams. Isringhausen's career numbers include a 3.64 ERA, 7.4 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and an even 300 saves over 1007 2/3 innings. The 40-year-old posted a 4.14 ERA with a 44.5% ground ball rate in 45 2/3 innings with the Angels in 2012.