WASHINGTON -- The Nationals hired Jim Hickey as their pitching coach Monday.
Hickey is entering his 38th season in pro baseball after spending the past two with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a special assistant for player development. He has 15 years of experience as a pitching coach in the majors.
Hickey, 59, succeeds Paul Menhart, who was not brought back after his contract expired.
"He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to the job," Martinez said. "He's led a lot of really good pitching staffs over the years and has been a part of many successful clubs along the way. He's helped countless pitchers improve, achieve their full potential and become All-Stars."
Before that, Hickey spent seven years as a pitcher in the minors from 1983 to '89.