MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Brewers today promoted pitching coach Chris Hook from Class-A Wisconsin to Double-A Huntsville’s coaching staff and named Dave Chavarria pitching coach with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The Brewers also announced the resignation of Huntsville pitching coach John Curtis, who spent nine seasons in the Brewers organization.
Hook spent the past three seasons as pitching coach at Wisconsin. He returns to Huntsville as pitching coach, a role he also held with the Stars in 2008 when he first joined the Brewers organization. Previously, he was the pitching coach for the Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League (2003-07) and spent three seasons as the pitching coach for Northern Kentucky University from 2000-02. The former pitcher had an 11-year professional career (1989-99), including two seasons in the Major Leagues with San Francisco from 1995-96.
Chavarria completed his 11th season as a pitching coach in the Texas Rangers organization in 2011. He served as pitching coach with the Rookie Gulf Coast League Rangers (2001-02), Class-A Spokane (2003-04, 2011) and Class-A Bakersfield (2005-06, ’08-10). In addition, he was the assistant pitching coordinator for Texas in 2007. Chavarria pitched in the minor leagues for seven seasons with three different organizations – Texas (1991-92, ’94-96), St. Louis (1997) and San Francisco (1999). His father, Ossie, played for the Kansas City Athletics from 1966-67.