11:31am: Peterson received a two-year deal, according to Haudricourt.
12:24am: According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Brewers have hired Rick Peterson to be their next pitching coach.
Milwaukee ranked at the bottom of the National League last season with a 5.37 team ERA. Peterson, who has been the favorite for the gig since the regular season ended, will be formally introduced at a press conference Tuesday.
Peterson has worked with Milwaukee manager Ken Macha (during the early 2000s in Oakland) and Brewers bench coach Willie Randolph (from 2003-2008 in New York). Of course, chemistry among the coaching staff is no guarantee for success. The Brewers have serious personnel problems among their starting pitching corps and need to find new blood either by trade or on the open market this winter.
The Brewers dismissed now-former pitching coach Bill Castro in mid-August.