Pitching coach Johnson leaves Brewers

Third departure this offseason

Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson is leaving the team, the third departure on manager Craig Counsell’s staff since the end of the season. He’s taking the same position with the Reds.

Johnson wrapped up his third season with the Brewers, overseeing a staff that was fifth in the majors with a 3.73 ERA.

The Brewers’ bullpen was fifth in the majors with a 3.47 ERA, but even better in September with a 1.98 ERA.

Hitting coach Darnell Coles resigned last week, while bullpen coach Lee Tunnell was fired. The Brewers also fired head athletic trainer Dan Wright last week.